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OH 9

Image of OH 9, skull, side view
OH 9
Exhibit Item
Site: Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
Year of Discovery: 1960
Discovered by: Louis S. B. Leakey
Age: About 1.4 million years old
Species: Homo erectus

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.

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