Latest Hominid Discoveries


New Hominids

Discovered by Meave Leakey and her team in 1998 west of Lake Turkana, Kenya, Kenyanthropus platyops was described in 2001 in Nature as a new genus dating back to the middle Pliocene.

Sahelanthropus "Toumai" tchadensis

Sahelanthropus ‘Toumai’ tchadensis, the recent discovery of a fascinating new hominid species in the central African country of Chad rocks the foundation of the human family tree as we know it.

Hall of Skulls

Take a glance at these remains of ancient individuals which provide the basis for much of our understanding of physical limits and appearance of our near and distant relatives.