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OH 16

Image of OH 16, skull, side view
OH 16
Exhibit Item
Site: Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
Year of Discovery: 1963
Discovered by: Louis S. B. Leakey
Age: About 1.7 million years old
Species: Homo habilis

This crushed skull found in 1963 at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, has a lightly-built braincase yet a larger brain size than Australopithecus - two features that led Louis Leakey and colleagues to recognize the species Homo habilis.

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