Science in Kenya

The Turkana Boy

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The Turkana Boy. The son of a goat herder, Kenyan archaeologist Kamoya Kimeu is considered to be one of the greatest fossil hunters of all time. In 1984, he confirmed this standing by finding the “Turkana boy,” a 40% complete skeleton of a close but now extinct evolutionary relative, Homo erectus. His finding, which is still one of the best-preserved hominid fossils in the world, also helped scientists show that H. erectus had a tall body and long legs.

Mawazo Institute