KNM WT 17000

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
KNM-WT 17000 cast

KNM WT 17000 (AKA "The Black Skull") is a fossilized skull of the species Paranthropus aethiopicus. It was discovered in West Turkana, Kenya by Alan Walker in 1985.

It is estimated to be 2.5 million years old. It is an adult with an estimated cranial capacity of 410 cc.

Its characteristics include a robust build with a prominent sagittal crest. Its coloration is due to the high manganese content of the material it was embedded in.

See also[edit]

External links[edit]