Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Lomekwi Localities

Archaeological sites found c. 1982 in the Lomekwi drainage near West Lake Turkana, Kenya, dated to the middle Pliocene epoch (3.5-2.5 mya), containing hominid remains including a skull of Paranthropus aethiopicus (KNM-WT 17000) and Kenyanthropus platyops (KMN-WT 40000). Other mammalian fossils found in association suggest that the region consisted of a mosaic of grassland and wooded habitats. As of 2003, fragments of more than ten hominids had been excavated.

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