Celebrating the Turkana Human day
On Sunday, Google commemorates the Turkana Human , the most complete early human skeleton discovered in 1984, with amusing doodles.
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Here’s some background on the Turkana Human and why it’s important enough to be commemorated with a Google Doodle.
The Turkana Boy, also known as the ‘Nariokotome Boy,’ lived about 1.5 million years ago.
He was the most complete skeleton of an early human yet discovered.
He died when he was about 8 to 10 years old, although he was already 1.6 metres tall and may have grown to 1.85 metres as an adult.
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Almost all of his skeleton was recovered, providing vital information on the body size, dimensions, and development of this species.
The Turkana Boy had a tall, slender frame that was well-suited to striding through the vast savannah plains. He also possessed a more humanoid visage, with a protruding nose and a larger braincase.
He was initially assumed to be a member of the Homo erectus species, but was later reclassified as Homo ergaster after much dispute.
The Google Doodle was conceived by Google founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin as a mainstay for their search engine.
The Google Doodle mixes together art, tech, history, sports, science, and pretty much every other part of life, and it all started when Page and Brin travelled to Burning Man in August of 1998. Before heading to the Nevada festival, the duo went to the Google homepage and added the Burning Man logo to their own logo, exactly beneath the second ‘O,’ and thus the Google Doodle was born.
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