Concerns with Turkana Boy’s, aka Nariokotome Boy, Tour to the Windy City

KNM-WT 15000 was found by Kamoya Kimeu in 1984 at the Nariokotome site near Lake Turkana in Kenya. It the most complete specimen of Homo erectus to date. All that's missing from this 12 year old boy are the hands, feet, and left humerus. Its completeness and its 1.6 million years old age undoubtedly makes... Continue Reading →

Early Homo Postcranial Fossils from Dmanisi

In preparation for today's Nature paper on Dmanisi, yesterday I went over some of the hot Homo fossils that have come from Dmanisi. But I focused only on remains of the head. And of those remains, what I went over was a whole range of features, proportions, and sizes, that showed a lot of variation... Continue Reading →

Dmanisi’s Paleoanthropological Importance

Tommorrow, Nature will be publishing a new study of the Dmanisi fossil specimens. In preparation, I'm gonna introduce you to the importance of the Dmanisi site, overview the human fossils that have come out of it, and the related debates. Firstly, Dmanisi is a rich paleoanthropological and archaeological site in Georgia. Multiple lines of evidence... Continue Reading →

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