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Approximate age:50,000 years old=average of minimum (0 Ma) and maximum (0.1 Ma)

Date based on: See map of sites with similar ages

Dating reference: Wood, B. (Ed.). (2011). Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set: Wiley-Blackwell.

Hominids: Homo sapiens      


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Notes: Louis returned to Africa, excavating at Kanam and Kanjera. He found more fossils, which he named Homo kanamensis. His work there was questioned by P. G. H. Boswell,[18] whom he invited to verify the sites for himself. Arriving at Kanam and Kanjera in 1935, they found that the iron markers Louis had used to mark the sites had been removed by the Luo tribe for use as harpoons and the sites could not now be located. To make matters worse, all the photos Louis took were ruined by a light leak in the camera. After an irritating and fruitless two-month search, Boswell left for England, promising, as Louis understood it, not to publish a word until Louis returned. Boswell immediately set out to publish as many words as he was able, beginning with an article in Nature dated March 9, 1935, destroying Reck's and Louis' dates of the fossils and questioning Louis' competence.

Location: Kavirondo Gulf, Lake Victorie, Kenya
Map location/coordinates reference: Wood, B. (Ed.). (2011). Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Human Evolution, 2 Volume Set: Wiley-Blackwell.

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