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KNM-OG 45500

Image of Olorgesailie, Kenya, KNM-OG 45500 browridge
KNM-OG 45500
Exhibit Item
Site: Olorgesailie, Kenya
Year 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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