A Boy Who Lived 1.5 Million Years Ago

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Nariokotome Boy

This is a model of a fossilized skeleton of one of our ancient human ancestors who lived about 1.6 million years ago . He is named after the site near Nariokotome, Lake Turkana, Kenya, where he was discovered.

He could walk for miles:

Scientists think that his tall body, long legs, and narrow pelvis allowed him to efficiently travel many miles, hunting animals for food, without burning many Calories.