On the Road Again: East Africa

My Family Tree

I am in Nairobi today. Tomorrow I leave on a safari in Kenya and Tanzania. Then off to 5 days in Zanzibar.

Meet Homo Erectus, this one better known as Turkana Boy, a long lost relative I met today. When I visited the Nairobi National Museum, I didn’t expect to take my family tree back 1.6 million years. We took a family photo.

The museum has a small but excellent collection of hominin bones. Turkana Boy was found at Lake Turkana, which we will be visiting. He is only one of two nearly complete hominin skeletons found to date.

Update: sad to discover Lake Turkana isn’t on the itinerary.


Africa, Hominin, Kenya


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