Enkapure ya Muto

Ostrich Egg Shell

Short Name: GtJi12.17123

Period: Middle Pleistocene

Culture/Industry: Middle Stone Age

Localization: Nakuru District

Collection Date: 1982

Collector: S. H. Ambrose

Provenance: Surface

Material Culture: Bead

Site Name: Enkapure ya Muto

Catalogue: # KNM-3470-5

280 to 40 thousand years ago

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Description Summary

Iron Age, Neolithic,Late Stone Age and Middle stone Artefacts

Middle Pleistocene

Climate swings became more extreme during this period, and there was also more significant adaptive radiation of animal life. Our lineage also became more diverse with more than 10 known hominin species known across the world from this time. Brain sizes in hominins began to get larger. At the same time, human technologies became more diverse and took more planning and skill to make. This ability to plan along with improved locomotion enabled hominins to leave Africa for the first time.