Homo habilis?

Homo habilis? - KNM-ER 1813


KNM-ER 1813, Homo habilis?

Discovered by Kamoya Kimeu in 1973 at Koobi Fora in Kenya. This specimen is similar to 1470, but is much smaller, with a brain size of 510 cc. Estimated age is 1.8-1.9 million years. Apart from its extremely small size, ER 1813 is quite similar to a number of Homo erectus and Homo habilis skulls. It is surprisingly modern, with a rounded skull, no sagittal crest, modest eyebrow ridges, and a small amount of nasal prominence. Creationists almost totally ignore the existence of this fossil. However it is safe to say that all Creationists would classify it as an ape; its brain size of 510 cc is far too small to be considered human.

Credit: photo and (edited) text courtesy of Talk Origins.

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