DescriptionThis specimen, the KNM ER 406 is a male skull dated at 1.7 million years and was found at Koobi Fora in Kenya. Australopithecus boisei was discovered by Louis Leakey in 1959 at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. Subsequent findings of this species occurred in northern Tanzania, in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia. The Australopithcus coexisted with Homo boisei for 1.5 million years.
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