Tuesday, March 26, 2019

The Important Discovery of Kenyanthropus Platyops - The Flat Faced Man

The Important husking of Kenyanthropus Platyops - The Flat Faced Man of Kenya A recent finding on the western shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya, a semi-desert area, could hold unmingled new implication for the origin of man. The finding was the skull of a very proterozoic hominid which displays facial nerve features of both late man and early, more yokelish ancestors. The findings have been dated to approximately 3.5 million eld, a time item once thought to be dominated by human ancestors that did not posses any noticeable and unique characteristics held by modern man. The find was sight by Meave Leakey of the National Museums of Kenya and her colleagues, Fred Spoor, Frank H. Brown, Patrik N. Gathogo, Christopher Kiarie, Louise N. Leakey and Ian McDougall. The find originated from an area in blue Kenya which has been a hot keister for early hominid fossils, and has earned the knight the Leakey Stable. The specific area in Northern Kenya is located in the Lomekwi and Topernawi river drainages in the Turkana district. The type locality is LO-6N at 03 54.03 north latitude, 035 44.40 east longitude.The bed where the skull was found contains sedimentary and volcanic rocks in addition to the skulls placement amidst the Lokochot Tuff, and Tulu Bor Tuff, layers of earth that have an approximate age, allowed the scientist to conclude that the skull was approximately 3.5 million years old. Although the skull was dated 3.5 million years old it held distinctly human facial features, earning it its name Kenyanthropus platyops The Flat-Faced Man of Kenya. It has a flat face, protruding somewhat desire an ape with small teeth. The skulls cranium falls within the range of A. afarensis and A. africa... ...g this modern people can see their past and present in the infixed world and come to a better understanding of what it truly direction to be human.Bibliography1. Leakey, M. G., Spoor, F., Brown, F. H., Gathogo, P. N., Kiarie, C., Leakey, L. N. and McDougall, I. New hominin genus from easterly Africa shows diverse middle Pliocene lineages Nature 410, 433 - 440 (2001).2. http//www.nature.com/nonspecific urethritis/010322/010322-8.htmlNotes1 Leakey, M. G., Spoor, F., Brown, F. H., Gathogo, P. N., Kiarie, C., Leakey, L. N. and McDougall, I. New hominin genus from eastern Africa shows diverse middle Pliocene lineages Nature 410, 433 - 440 (2001). Pg. 4362 Leakey, M. G., Spoor, F., Brown, F. H., Gathogo, P. N., Kiarie, C., Leakey, L. N. and McDougall, I. New hominin genus from eastern Africa shows diverse middle Pliocene lineages Nature 410, 433 - 440 (2001). Pg. 433

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