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Talk Africa: Turkana, more than the cradle of Mankind

There are few words that can truly describe the forbidding, untouched splendor of the desert in North Western Kenya. A land which looks so unyielding and barren today, yet millions of years ago was the birthplace of mankind. In 1984 a team of archaeologists unearthed the most complete fossilized Homo Erectus skeleton ever found. This was dated to about 1.5 million years ago and gives Turkana its nickname, “The Cradle of Mankind”. The skeleton was dubbed …

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