Google Doodle marked 1984 discovery of human Turkana, the most complete primitive human skeleton ever found, on Sunday. The animated doodle shows dozens of bone fragments assembling into a skull, alongside a complete skeleton.
The Turkana Human has also been known as the Turkana Boy. According to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, its skeleton has taught researchers about the size and shape of the body and the growth rate of Homo erectus, the earliest known humans with “modern human-like body proportions”,
It lived about 1.6 million years ago in East Central Africa. At the age of 8 or 9, he was 5 feet 3 inches (1.6 meters) tall and weighed 106 pounds (48 kilograms). according to the Smithsonian.