Evidence for an Advanced Plio-Pleistocene Hominid from East Rudolf, Kenya

@article{Leakey1973EvidenceFA,
  title={Evidence for an Advanced Plio-Pleistocene Hominid from East Rudolf, Kenya},
  author={Richard Erskine Frere Leakey},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1973},
  volume={242},
  pages={447-450}
}
  • R. Leakey
  • Published 1973
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Nature
Four specimens collected last year from East Rudolf are provisionally attributed to the genus Homo. One, a cranium KNM-ER 1470, is probably 2.9 million years old. 
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