Homo ergaster Skeleton Nariokotome Boy

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Image ID: D0E536
1.6 MYA. This Homo ergaster skeleton was discovered in 1984 in Nariokotome, Kenya by Richard Leakey (and described as H. erectus). The discovery of the many skeletal parts gave anthropologists a great deal of information regarding body size, limb proportions, age of death (probably 12 or 13 years) and whether or not language was possible. The pelvis reveals a greater ability to run than modern humans, and some bones reveal a closer affinity to australopithecines.