Turkana Boy

Illustration

Emma Groeneveld
by Neil R
published on 18 January 2017

Turkana Boy, also called Nariokotome Boy, is a rare nearly complete skeleton of a youth who lived near Lake Turkana, Kenya, around 1,6-1,5 million years ago. He belongs to the species Homo erectus (or Homo ergaster, depending on which theories regarding the classification of Erectus you subscribe to). This cast is on display at the American Museum of Natural History in New York.

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