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March 23, 2012 6:43 AM   Subscribe

The Turkana Basin Institute and the Kenya National Museums are digitizing their fossil collections. Look around their virtual laboratory and collections and get up close and personal with some of paleoanthropology's most important fossils. There are over 20,000 specimens that are housed in the National Museum of Kenya in Nairobi as well as in the laboratories of the Turkana Basin Institute to the east and west of Lake Turkana. These range in age from 28 million years to several thousand years in age and have been recovered over the past six decades of exploration of the fossil rich deposits around Lake Turkana in northern Kenya.
posted by ChuraChura (3 comments total) 5 users marked this as a favorite

 
was there any real church nairobi like in 'Exorcist - the beginning'?
posted by johnstendicom at 9:42 AM on March 23, 2012


Whoa.

This is incredibly neat.
posted by MartinWisse at 12:14 PM on March 23, 2012


My favourite post in ages, thanks.
posted by maiamaia at 2:57 PM on March 23, 2012


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