KNM-OG 45500

KNM-OG 45500
Exhibit item
Site: 
Olorgesailie, Kenya
Date of discovery: 
2003
Discovered by: 
A team led by Richard Potts
Age: 
About 900,000 years old
Species: 
Homo erectus

A 62-year search

This browridge is part of a braincase discovered by a Smithsonian team at Olorgesailie, a site known since 1942 for abundant stone tools. The discovery, made 62 years after research began there, is the first early human fossil known from Olorgesailie.

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