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To: scottdeus12
Ban this handsome young lad???



Fossil: KNM-WT 15000

Site: Nariokotome, West Turkana, Kenya (1)

Discovered By: K. Kimeu, 1984 (1)

Estimated Age of Fossil: 1.6 mya * determined by Stratigraphic, faunal & radiometric data (1, 4)

Species Name: Homo ergaster (1, 7, 8), Homo erectus (3, 4, 7, 10), Homo erectus ergaster (25)

Gender: Male (based on pelvis, browridge) (1, 8, 9)

Cranial Capacity: 880 (909 as adult) cc (1)

Information: Most complete early hominid skeleton (80 bones and skull) (1, 8)

Interpretation: Hairless and dark pigmented body (based on environment, limb proportions) (7, 8, 9). Juvenile (9-12 based on 2nd molar eruption and unfused growth plates) (1, 3, 4, 7, 8). Juvenile (8 years old based on recent studies on tooth development) (27). Incapable of speech (based on narrowing of spinal canal in thoracic region) (1)

Nickname: Turkana Boy (1), Nariokotome Boy

See original source for notes:
Source: http://www.mos.org/evolution/fossils/fossilview.php?fid=38

4 posted on 02/13/2007 9:08:56 AM PST by Coyoteman (Religious belief does not constitute scientific evidence, nor does it convey scientific knowledge.)
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To: scottdeus12
Yep take 80 or so bones for the torso(were they found together like within a reasonable distance from each other?) glue together even more broken and misaligned fragments to make up a composite skull that resembles the imagination of the researcher, make a guess that it is all say 1.6 mya or so, give it a name and place in the chart, then make interpretations on that.

And you end up with 'the hard scientific fact of evo' /sarc>

Calling any sort of assemblage like that a fossil is a gross distortion.
7 posted on 02/13/2007 9:57:30 AM PST by RunningWolf (2-1 Cav 1975)
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