This is one of the first specimens of this species ever found in Africa. It is the oldest known early human fossil specimen with a brain size larger than 1000 cubic centimeters.

Image of OH 9, skull, side view
OH 9
Exhibit item
Site: 
Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
Date of discovery: 
1960
Discovered by: 
Louis S. B. Leakey
Age: 
About 1.4 million years old
Species: 
Homo erectus
Text: 
This is one of the first specimens of this species ever found in Africa. It is the oldest known early human fossil specimen with a brain size larger than 1000 cubic centimeters.