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Koobi Fora Collection

"Exploring the Ancient Origins at Koobi Fora" Koobi Fora, a renowned research center situated on the shores of Lake Turkana

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo ergaster landscape

Homo ergaster landscape. Artwork of Homo ergaster male and female hominins (right) walking across African savannah during the Pleistocene. H

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: The research centre of Koobi Fora looks out over Lake Turkana

The research centre of Koobi Fora looks out over Lake Turkana. Many important paleontological discoveries have been made in the area, including fossilised hominid remains of Homo erectus

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Flamingos fly over Lake Turkana at sunset

Flamingos fly over Lake Turkana at sunset

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Skull of Homo Erectus

Skull of Homo Erectus

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Skull of Homo Habilis

Skull of Homo Habilis, from Koobi Fora in Kenya

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo rudolfensis skull (KNM-ER 1470) C015 / 6930

Homo rudolfensis skull (KNM-ER 1470) C015 / 6930
Homo rudolfensis skull (KNM-ER 1470). This fossil specimen dates from around 1.9 million years ago, and was discovered in 1972 in Koobi Fora, on the eastern shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo ergaster skull (KNM-ER 3733) C015 / 6927

Homo ergaster skull (KNM-ER 3733) C015 / 6927
Homo ergaster skull (KNM-ER 3733). This fossil specimen dates from around 1.8 million years ago, and was discovered in 1975 in Koobi Fora, on the eastern shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo ergaster cranium (KNM-ER 3733) C016 / 5095

Homo ergaster cranium (KNM-ER 3733) C016 / 5095
Homo ergaster skull (KNM-ER 3733). This cast is of a fossil specimen that dates from around 1.8 million years ago, and was discovered in 1975 by Bernard Ngeneo, in Koobi Fora

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo ergaster cranium (KNM-ER 3733) C016 / 5094

Homo ergaster cranium (KNM-ER 3733) C016 / 5094
Homo ergaster skull (KNM-ER 3733). This cast is of a fossil specimen that dates from around 1.8 million years ago, and was discovered in 1975 by Bernard Ngeneo, in Koobi Fora

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo habilis cranium (KNM-ER 1813) C016 / 5091

Homo habilis cranium (KNM-ER 1813) C016 / 5091
Homo habilis cranium (KNM-ER 1813). This cast is of a relatively complete fossil skull named KNM-ER 1813. It was found in Koobi Fora, Kenya in 1973 by Kamoya Kimeu

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo ergaster cranium (KNM-ER 3733) C016 / 5093

Homo ergaster cranium (KNM-ER 3733) C016 / 5093
Homo ergaster skull (KNM-ER 3733). This cast is of a fossil specimen that dates from around 1.8 million years ago, and was discovered in 1975 by Bernard Ngeneo, in Koobi Fora

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo habilis cranium (KNM-ER 1813) C016 / 5092

Homo habilis cranium (KNM-ER 1813) C016 / 5092
Homo habilis cranium (KNM-ER 1813). This cast is of a relatively complete fossil skull named KNM-ER 1813. It was found in Koobi Fora, Kenya in 1973 by Kamoya Kimeu

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo rudolfensis cranium (KNM-ER 1470) C016 / 5088

Homo rudolfensis cranium (KNM-ER 1470) C016 / 5088
Homo rudolfensis cranium (KNM-ER 1470). This fossil specimen dates from around 1.9 million years ago, and was discovered in 1972 in Koobi Fora, on the eastern shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo habilis cranium (KNM-ER 1813) C016 / 5090

Homo habilis cranium (KNM-ER 1813) C016 / 5090
Homo habilis cranium (KNM-ER 1813). This cast is of a relatively complete fossil skull named KNM-ER 1813. It was found in Koobi Fora, Kenya in 1973 by Kamoya Kimeu

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo habilis carniums casts from Olduvai Gorge and Koobi For

Homo habilis carniums casts from Olduvai Gorge and Koobi For
The white cranium is Homo habilis discovered at Koobi Fora, East Turkana, Kenya believed to have lived about 1.8 million years ago

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Australopithecus sp. thigh & hip bone

Australopithecus sp. thigh & hip bone

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo ergaster cranium (KNM - ER 3733)

Homo ergaster cranium (KNM - ER 3733)
Homo ergaster cranium from Koobi Fora, Area 104, Kenya. Cast of KNM - ER 3733. side view. Scale in cms. This specimen discovered in 1975 by Bernard Ngeneo dates back to 1.6 million years ago

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo rudolfensis cranium (KNM - ER 1470)

Homo rudolfensis cranium (KNM - ER 1470)
Homo habilis cranium from Koobi Fora, Area 131, Kenya. Cast of KNM - ER 1470 (1st reconstruction). Three-quarter view. Scale in cms

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: Homo habilis cranium (KNM - ER 1813)

Homo habilis cranium (KNM - ER 1813)
Homo habilis cranium discovered by K. Kimeu (1973) at Koobi Fora, Area 123, Kenya. Cast of KNM - ER 1813. Dated at around 1.8 million years old. Front view. Scale in cms

Background imageKoobi Fora Collection: HOMO SAPIENS. Skull specimen found at Koobi Fora on the east side of Lake Turkana, Kenya

HOMO SAPIENS. Skull specimen found at Koobi Fora on the east side of Lake Turkana, Kenya, thought to be about 4, 000 years old


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"Exploring the Ancient Origins at Koobi Fora" Koobi Fora, a renowned research center situated on the shores of Lake Turkana, offers a captivating glimpse into our evolutionary past. As the sun sets over the lake, flamingos gracefully soar through the sky, adding an ethereal touch to this remarkable landscape. Within these hallowed grounds lie invaluable treasures that have shaped our understanding of human evolution. The skulls of Homo erectus and Homo habilis stand as silent witnesses to our ancient ancestors' existence. These fossilized remains provide crucial insights into their physical characteristics and behaviors. The craniums of Homo rudolfensis (KNM-ER 1470) C015 / 6930 and Homo ergaster (KNM-ER 3733) C015 / 6927 transport us back in time, allowing us to envision their once vibrant lives amidst this breathtaking terrain. The vastness of Lake Turkana serves as a constant reminder that these early humans thrived in harmony with nature. As we delve deeper into history, another fascinating discovery awaits - the Homo ergaster craniums (KNM-ER 3733) C016 / 5095 and C016 / 5094. These relics offer intricate details about cranial features unique to this species, shedding light on their cognitive abilities and evolutionary advancements. Amongst these remnants lies the enigmatic Homo habilis cranium (KNM-ER 1813) C016 / 5091 – a testament to humanity's ingenuity during its earliest stages. This astonishing find challenges conventional notions by revealing glimpses into our ancestors' intellectual capabilities. Koobi Fora stands not only as an archaeological treasure trove but also as a symbol of scientific dedication and curiosity. Researchers tirelessly unravel mysteries hidden within each artifact found here, piecing together fragments from millions of years ago.