Homo erectus
KNMER 992 b
Age approx. 1.70 Million Years Digital Capture: Laser Scan

Not a member yet? Join now!

Join the community and you can start printing 3D models, saving your favorite fossils, and more!


Already a member? Log In!


Create a new collection


adidas superstar heren groen shoes sale india 2018

air jordan 5 island green releasing in november (2023) , SBD , air jordan 5 island green releasing in november

Украина #126535155 , Женские кроссовки nike jordan white black pink — цена 2549 грн в каталоге Кроссовки ✓ Купить женские вещи по доступной цене на Шафе , Air Jordan 2 Retro Low Gym Red x Jordan AJ 2 23 Wings T-Shirt

adidas adi ease amazon prime phone

Мужские россовки adidas decade hi b - Украина #28353944 , adidas Originals Vit t-shirt i boyfriend-modell med stor logga - ball оригинал кожа — цена 2900 грн в каталоге Кроссовки ✓ Купить мужские вещи по доступной цене на Шафе



3D Models

The Lab

African Fossils Forum


While working on the KNMER 820 hominid screening near Ileret, on the east side of Lake Turkana, members of the Koobi Fora Research Project were startled by the sound of a bullet whistling past their heads. They immediately ran for cover in some nearby bush, half way up a hillside and waited until the local tribesman who had fired the shot moved on. While they were anxiously waiting they spotted this lower jaw close to where they were crouched. They would not have looked in this unlikely patch of thorn had it not been for this unexpected incident. This lower jaw was designated as the type specimen of Homo ergaster by Colin Groves in 1975. Groves believed that the African specimens of Homo erectus differed from specimens of Homo erectus from Asia. Hence, Homo erectus in Africa is sometimes referred to as Homo ergaster. However, new specimens from both Kenya and Ethiopia have shown that there are no consistent differences between these two species and today the fossils of Homo ergaster are more generally all referred to as Homo erectus.


The specimens displayed on this site are published specimens unless otherwise indicated. The information about the artifacts on this site is of a general nature only and unless otherwise indicated, has been written either by members of the African Fossils team, the National Museums of Kenya or the Turkana Basin Institute. The printed models are not of a high enough resolution to enable accurate scientific measurements and have generated using photogrammetry and in some cases low resolution digital models have been generated using laser scanners.

The information in this site is subject to change without notice.

Terms and Conditions

All copyright for the images and 3D models on this page belong to African Fossils and National Museums of Kenya and are made available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-Share Alike License.