KNM-ER 406

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KNM ER 406
Catalog no.KNM ER 406
SpeciesParanthropus boisei
Age1.7 mya, Lower Pleistocene
Place discoveredKoobi Fora, Kenya
Date discovered1969
Discovered byRichard 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.

Paranthropus boisei KNM ER 406 actual skull

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  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.

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