Description

Homo Habilis KNM-ER 1813 Skull measures 6.5 inches. Homo Habilis KNM-ER 1813 Skull is museum quality polyurethane cast. Made in the USA. A distinctive small face, teeth and brain-case identify it from other Koobi Fora crania. Koobi Fora, Kenya. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.

Homo Habilis KNM-ER 1813 is of the species Homo habilis. It was discovered in Koobi Fora, Kenya by Kamoya Kimeu in 1973, and is estimated to be 1.9 million years old.

Its characteristics include an overall smaller size than other Homo habilis finds, but with a fully adult and typical H. habilis morphology. Homo Habilis KNM ER 1813 is an adult (the third molars were completely erupted and showed signs of wear) with an estimated cranial capacity of only 510 cc.

Homo Habilis KNM-ER 1813 is one of the most complete skulls of this species, best known from the Turkana Basin Kenya in East Africa. It has a cranial capacity of only 510 cubic centimeters, well below the 600 cubic centimeter.

It is also not much larger than the average for Australopithecus. KNM-ER 1813 is similar to many of the accepted Homo habilis specimens from Olduvai Gorge. The similarities include overall size, smaller orbits, and projection of the face below the nose.

The skull is somewhat skewed on its left side, a result of the pressures the skull experienced during the fossilization process.

This small, but very complete skull was found at Koobi Fora, Kenya, in 1973 by Kamoya Kimeu. Homo Habilis KNM-ER 1813 dates back to 1.9 MYA and is considered an early member of the Homo genus. It’s minute brain capacity, however, leads many to place it within the Australopithecus group.

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Additional information

Weight 6 lbs
Homo Habilis KNM-ER 1813 Facts

Catalog no.: KNM ER 1813
Species: Homo habilis
Age 1.9 Million years old
Place discovered: Koobi Fora, Kenya
Date discovered: 1973
Discovered by Kamoya Kimeu