Turkana Boy gets monument

An architectural work that is a replica of the world’s most complete early hominid fossil ever discovered and the monument erected at the site. PHOTO | SAMMY LUTTA | NATION MEDIA GROUP

What you need to know:

  • County Director of Culture James Kuloba on Saturday described the village, 130 kilometres from Lodwar town, as hosting the most famous hominid site in the world, where the 1.6-million-year-old fossil later named Turkana Boy was found.
  • The fossil, which also acquired the name Nariokotome Boy, has stories about it well documented in textbooks and documentaries since its discovery by Mr Kamoya Kimeu who part of the Richard Leakey-led team that was doing survey at the site in 1984.
  • Turkana Governor Josphat Nanok said the story would now be told in a more captivating way, giving visitors a better understanding of human evolution after visiting Nariokotome.

Turkana County has set up a monument that is a replica of the world’s most complete early hominid fossil ever discovered, buttressing Kenya’s position as a key spot in human evolution studies.

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