One of the earliest modern humans

This skull is one of the oldest known Homo sapiens braincases. It was originally thought to be about 130,000 years old, but the sediments in which it was found were re-dated in 2008 using original video footage, photographs, and hand-drawn maps from the 1967 discovery.

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Omo I
Exhibit item
Omo River, Ethiopia
Date of discovery: 
Discovered by: 
A team led by Richard Leakey
About 195,000 years old
Homo sapiens