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‘Turkana Boy’ Fossil Opens up Remote Village for Tourists

Sammy Lutta | Daily Nation   in 
June 7, 2015

The once-neglected rocky village in Turkana County is gaining international recognition after a monument, with a replica of the world’s most complete early hominid ever discovered, was erected.

The monument at Nariokotome village is attracting local and international scholars, reviving Kenya’s fame as the epicentre of studies on human evolution.

It is in this remote village that a Kenyan palaeontologist, Mr Kamoya Kimeu, who was part of the team led by Dr Richard Leakey, a palaeoanthropologist, discovered a 1.6 million-year-old fossil in 1984 and named it Turkana Boy or Nariokotome Boy.


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