KNM ER 406

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KNM ER 406
Catalog no. KNM ER 406
Species Paranthropus boisei
Age 1.7 mya, Lower Pleistocene
Place discovered Koobi Fora, Kenya
Date discovered 1969
Discovered by Richard Leakey

KNM ER 406 is an almost complete fossilized skull of the species Paranthropus boisei.[1] It was discovered in Koobi Fora, Kenya by Richard Leakey and H. Mutua in 1969.[2]

It is an adult male with an estimated cranial capacity of 510 cc and age of 1.7 million years.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "KNM-ER 406". Archaeology Info. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins program: KNM-ER 406". Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 6 March 2012. 

External links[edit]

  • Media related to KNM-ER 406 at Wikimedia Commons