Turkana Boy


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Turkana Boy

an example of Homo erectus found at Nariokotome on Lake Turkana in Kenya. The nearly complete skeleton was of an eleven-year-old boy showing a pattern of development which was much more ape-like than modern man but less ape-like than Homo habilis. In Turkana Boy the life cycle was shifting towards a human rate of growth and development.
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A team led by Ronda Graves, then at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, estimated in the November 2010 Journal of Human Evolution that Turkana Boy would have reached an adult height of 5 feet, 4 inches, just a tick taller than when he died.
But between 8 years of age and maturity, even chimps get considerably taller and heavier than Graves and her colleagues say Turkana Boy did, Ruff said, a sign that Graves' team underestimated adolescent growth in H.
In a new set of growth curves for Turkana Boy presented on April 10, Deborah Cunningham of Texas State University in San Marcos--a coauthor of Graves' 2010 paper--reaffirmed that the child would have been shorter as an adult than Ruff's estimate and would have weighed between 138 and 147 pounds.
The nation has become famous for the discovery of Turkana boy, a nearly complete skeleton of a hominid who died in the early Pleistocene era.
Lucy Australopithecus and Turkana Boy are not, as she claims, examples of transition from one species to another.
Turkana Boy, as he is known, is the most complete skeleton of a prehistoric human ever found, hailed by scientists as one of the world's most famous fossil finds.
I did not evolve from Turkana Boy or anything like it," says Bishop Boniface Adoyo, head of the country's 35 evangelical denominations, which he claims have around 10m followers.
Samuel Muteti, a research scientist at Kenya National Museum, displays a replica of Turkana Boy
Had Turkana boy survived into adulthood, he would have stood over six feet tall, his physique molded by a life of hunting and tool use.