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Olduvai Hominid № 24, OH24

Catalog number OH 24
Common name Twiggy
Species Homo habilis
Age 1.8 mya
Place discovered Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
Date discovered 1968
Discovered by Peter Nzube

OH 24 (nicknamed "Twiggy") is a fossilized skull of the species Homo habilis. It was discovered in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania by Peter Nzube in 1968. The skull was found crushed almost flat and was therefore named after the famously skinny model of the time Twiggy.

It is estimated to be 1.8 million years old.

Its characteristics include a slightly forward sloping face and larger brain typical of H. habilis.

See also

* List of fossil sites (with link directory)
* List of hominina (hominid) fossils (with images)


"Images of OH 24". Retrieved on 2006-07-14.

External links

* Archaeology Info

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