What are two differences between KNM-ER 1470 and KNM ER?

What are two differences between KNM-ER 1470 and KNM ER?

The discovery of KNM-ER 1470 solidified Homo habilis as a species, but the large cranium and big teeth of KNM-ER 1470 contrasted with the find of KNM-ER 1813. KNM-ER 1813 was an individual from the same time period in the same region, but with a small brain and diminutive teeth and face.

Are KNM-ER 1470 and KNM-ER 1813 the same species?

They are different species: many scientists claim that 1813 and 1470 represent two species, or even two genera. Suggestions include Australopithecus africanus, Homo habilis and Homo rudolfensis.

Where was the KNM-ER 1813 found?

Koobi Fora, Kenya
Join Britannica’s Publishing Partner Program and our community of experts to gain a global audience for your work! Left side view of KNM-ER 1813, a Homo habilis cranium found in 1973 at Koobi Fora, Kenya, and dated to some 1.9 million years ago.

Who found KNM-ER 1813?

Kamoya Kimeu
KNM ER 1813 is a skull of the species Homo habilis. It was discovered in Koobi Fora, Kenya by Kamoya Kimeu in 1973, and is estimated to be 1.9 million years old. Its characteristics include an overall smaller size than other Homo habilis finds, but with a fully adult and typical H.

What does KNM-ER mean?

Kenya National Museum–East Rudolf
include a controversial skull called KNM-ER 1470 (Kenya National Museum–East Rudolf), which was discovered in 1972 and dated to 1.9 mya.

Are Australopithecus hominids?

What Is Australopithecus? The genus Australopithecus is a collection of hominin species that span the time period from 4.18 to about 2 million years ago.

Where was Peking Man found?

During excavations near Peking (Beijing), China, between 1929 and 1937, researchers discovered several partial skulls of the species Homo erectus. These hominids lived around 400,000 years ago and came to be known as Peking Man.

What happened to the bones of Peking Man?

The original fossils were under study at the Peking Union Medical College in 1941 when, with Japanese invasion imminent, an attempt was made to smuggle them out of China and to the United States. The bones disappeared and have never been recovered, leaving only plaster casts for study.

How was the Peking Man Lost?

During World War II, Chinese authorities packed up the fossils to send them to the United States for safekeeping. The bones were supposed to be transported to a U.S. Marine base and then shipped off. Instead, the fossils vanished, and no one really knows what happened to them.

Where have most fossils of Australopithecus been found?

Since the discovery of the Taung specimen, many hundreds of specimens from roughly eight species of Australopithecus have been discovered in South Africa (A. africanus, A. sediba), eastern Africa (Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania; A. anamensis, A.