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  • Ananchus ultimus (Knmer 63499) - Duration: 62 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 125 views
    The species Anancus ultimus was formerly recognized as an advanced example of Ananchus kenyensis.
    Arguably the most successful of proboscidean families, the Gomphotheres were remarkably widespread...
  • LA 91 V 46-6 - Duration: 77 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 126 views
    This core-tool comes from one of the oldest early Oldowan site in West Turkana. It is made on a large and thick flake (L = 150mm, W = 121mm, T = 65mm) knapped from a big cobble. A series of periph...
  • Proconsul major (KNMSO 396) - Duration: 51 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 248 views
    This mandible belonging to a male Proconsul major preserves the left P4-M3 and the right canine. P. major is known only from Chamtwara, Songhor, Koru, Kapurtay and Legetet, a cluster of Early Mioc...
  • Core (LA 91 W47-9) - Duration: 46 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 48 views
    A Keyframe turntable video of a core-tool(LA 91 W 47-9). The tool comes from one of the oldest early Oldowan site in West Turkana. It is approximately 2.3million years old and was made by Homo habi...
  • Distal end of Australopithecus anamensis (KNMKP 29285) right Tibia - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 88 views
    This is the distal end of the tibia (bone of the lower leg) of Australopithecus anamensis, a 4.16 million year hominin from Kanapoi. With the important discovery of the proximal end of this specime...
  • Proximal end of Australopithecus anamensis (KNMKP 29285) right Tibia - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 101 views
    The discovery of the proximal end of this tibia (bone of the lower leg) of Australopithecus anamensis, meant that it was possible to determine that this species was indeed bipedal and therefore is ...
  • Homo erectus (KNMWT 38340) Lower jaw - Duration: 60 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 71 views
    A well preserved lower jaw of Homo erectus that has no teeth though the tooth roots are embedded in the jaw. This particular specimen was discovered in 1999 at a site near Nariokotome west of Lake ...
  • Australopithecus anamensis (KNMKP 29281) - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 354 views
    This mandible is the type of Australopithecus anamensis, found at Kanapoi, south west Lake Turkana in 1994 by Peter Nzuve. This mandible shows some primitive features such as the very parallel toot...
  • Watcha a turntable video of Kenyanthropus platyops (KNMWT 35350)

    Kenyanthropus platyops (KNMWT 38350) - Duration: 41 seconds.

    • 2 years ago
    • 173 views
    This is a partial left maxilla (upper jaw) of Kenyanthropus platyops that was found in 1998 from Lomekwi,West of Lake Turkana in Northern Kenya.
    This specimen is the paratype of this species. It w...
  • Crocodylus niloticus - Duration: 39 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 164 views
    This single tooth of Crocodylus niloticus was found in Area 7A near Ileret. It is a common crocodile in Modern day Lake Turkana and was abundant in the lake and rivers 700,000 years ago. This tooth...
  • Loxodonta africana (OM 9040) - Duration: 41 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 155 views
    This is a single tooth of the African Elephant, Loxodonta africana. An Elephant tooth has a series of enamel ridges or lamellae that are an effective adaptation for grinding the coarse grases and b...
  • Colobus guereza OM 9008 - Duration: 60 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 167 views
    This is the skull of the Black and White Colobus monkey that is found in East Africa. Its the largest of the Colobus monkeys. It is also sometimes known as Colobus abyssinicus. Few extant colobines...
  • Video of the 3.3million years old left mandible of the Kenyanthropus platyops. For more visit our site at www.africanfossils.org

    KNMWT 16006 - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 68 views
    This left mandible fragment was found in 1985 by Peter Nzuve Mutiwa from LOM 4, in similarly aged deposits from which the world's oldest known stone tools were discovered and recently published. Pr...
  • LOM3 2012 H17 3 - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 61 views
    I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
  • LOM3 2012 J17 3 - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 47 views
    I created this video with the YouTube Video Editor (http://www.youtube.com/editor)
  • Turkana LOM3 2011 refit - Duration: 96 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 2,754 views
  • Earliest Stone Tools from Lomekwi 3, west Turkana. Dr. Sonia Harmand - Duration: 65 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 3,525 views
    A time-lapse video of the excavation of the 3.3 million year old deposits from which the earliest stone tools were recovered. This site is called Lomekwi 3, at west Turkana, in Northern Kenya. The...
  • LOM3 2012 SURF 90L - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 42 views
    This core was found on the surface, a few meters away from the excavation. It is a unifacial core of 4.74 kg. The exploitation is semi-peripheral, using bipolar technique. It shows crushing marks o...
  • LOM3 2012 SURF 64L - Duration: 60 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 30 views
    This core (2.58 kg) was found on the surface, a few meters away from the excavation. It was exploited using bipolar percussion technique.
  • LOM3 2011 SURF NW7 - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 21 views
    This flake (650 g.) was found on the surface, a few meters away from the excavation. It refits on core LOM3-2011-I16-3. It display a series of dispersed percussion marks on cortex showing that perc...
  • LOM3 2012 SURF 54L - Duration: 55 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 21 views
    This hammerstone of 1.63 kg shows isolated impact points associated with a flake-like fracture on one end. It is approximately 3.3million years old.
  • LOM3 K18 2 - Duration: 60 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 31 views
    Passive element/anvil (12 kg) found at the excavation. It exhibits patterns of macroscopic wear consisting of superposed step fracturing in association with crushing and impacts marks. Damage is lo...
  • LOM3 2012 Surf 71L - Duration: 60 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 111 views
    3.3 million year old Stone tool recovered from Lomekwi, West Turkana.
    See www.africanfossils.org for more information
  • LOM3 2012 H18-1 - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 34 views
    This core (3.45 kg.) was found at the excavation. It was exploited unifacially using bipolar technique. Impacts due to the contrecoups are visible on the opposite edge from the platform.
  • LOM3 2012 SURF 60L - Duration: 60 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 24 views
    Passive element/anvil found on the surface, a few meters away from the excavation. This anvil of 4.9 kg exhibits patterns of macroscopic wear consisting of superposed step fracturing in association...
  • LOM3 2011 i16-3 - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 35 views
    This core (1.85 kg) was found at the excavation. It refits with surface flake LOM3-2011 surf NW7. The core was exploited unifacial using both passive hammer and bipolar technique. It displays a ser...
  • LOM3 2012 SURF 33L - Duration: 40 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 25 views
    This hammerstone was found on the surface, a few meters away from the excavation. It is a cobble of 3.09 kg showing several isolated impact points.
  • KNMER 30745 - Australopithecus anamensis - Duration: 41 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 775 views
    This is the left maxilla of Australopithecus anamensis. This fossil was found in the excavation of site 261-1 at Alia Bay, East Turkana.

    Although the Allia Bay fossils are slightly younger, they m...
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    KNMWT 8556- Kenyanthropus platyops mandible - Duration: 50 seconds.

    • 3 years ago
    • 238 views
    This fragment of the lower jaw KNMWT-8556 was discovered by Peter Nzube Mutiwa in 1982 from the locality LO5 which is at Lomekwi, west Turkana. This jaw is a partial right mandible with dention. Th...
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