Google Doodle Celebrates the Turkana Human

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Today’s Google doodle were the Swizz National Holiday and the celebration of the Turkana Human

The most complete early human skeleton ever found, the Turkana Human was celebrated today by the Google Doodle.

The animated doodle shows dozens of bone fragments assembling into a skull, next to a full skeleton.

Discovered in 1984, on the shore of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya by Kamoya Kimeu. The Turkana Human has also been known as Turkana Boy. According to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, his skeleton has taught researchers about the body size and shape and the growth rate of Homo erectus, the oldest known early humans with “modern human-like body proportions,”

According to the Smithsonian, Carbon dating of the skeleton bones puts Turkana at 1.6 million years old and scientists through advancement in technology were able to determine the skeleton was that of an 8 or 9 year old with height of around 5ft3 and weighed around 48 Kilograms.

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