1.6 MYA. The Homo ergaster Skeleton KNM-WT 15000 "Nariokotome Boy" or "Turkana Boy" was discovered in 1984 in Nariokotome, Kenya. The first fragment was found by K. Kimeu and the rest of the find was excavated by R. Leakey, Walker and their team. 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. Bone Clones reconstructed the Nariokotome Boy Skeleton by using bones from the Disarticulated version, which were based on the original find. In addition, by extrapolating from published data, relationships to other bones, and partial bone fragments, we reconstructed several vertebrae and the sternum, painting these bones black to differentiate them from the found bones. We used brass parts to indicate other missing bones. Custom Articulation is Available. The Disarticulated Skeleton comes with a numbered photo.
Homo ergaster Skull
Postcranial Elements and Individual Bones