From fossil skulls to tool technologies, the history of the hominids is written in stone. The Hominid Fossil Repository serves as a guide to identifying fossil hominid specimens and the tools used by some of our earliest ancestors. This repository will serve as a visual assist in the recognition of the type specimens for students just beginning their life-long interest in our fossil ancestors.
KNM-KP 29281 is a 4.1 million-year-old mandible from Kenya that has been designated as the type specimen for the speciesAustralopithecus anamensis.
Early and/or potential early hominins.