Modern Homo in the Valley of the Omo

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Modern Homo in the Valley of the Omo Omo I Distal Femur (upper bone in knee joint).jpg Two pieces of a femur -- the leg bone immediately above the knee -- from an early human known as Omo I. Both pieces were found in Ethiopia's Kibish formation. The bottom piece was found in 1967, when scientists believed it was 130,000 years old. The top piece was found in 2001 as part of a study published in the Feb. 17, 2005 issue of the journal Nature. In the study, scientists from the University of Utah and elsewhere say Omo I actually lived about 195,000 years ago -- the earliest known member of our species Homo sapiens. Credit: John Fleagle, Stony Brrok University Full size image available here Richard Leakey and his team of paleontologists traveled in 1967 to the Kibish Formation along the Omo River in southernmost Ethiopia, near the town of Kibish. They found the skull (minus the face) and partial skeleton (parts of arms, legs, feet and the pelvis) of Omo I, and the top and back of the skull of Omo II. Brown was not part of the 1967 expedition, but was working nearby
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2011 for the course GLY GLY1100 taught by Professor Jaymuza during the Spring '10 term at Broward College.

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