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These are fossil fragments of Orrorin Tugenensis, a hominid species discovered in Tugen, Kenya, in 2000. Orrorin in Tugen means 'original man', in reference to the possibility that this species, if proven to be a direct human ancestor, could render the australopithecines side branches of the hominid family tree.

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  • Title: Original Man
  • Location: Kenya
  • Type: Photograph
  • Rights: National Museums of Kenya

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