Olduvai George

by / Saturday, 09 May 2015 / Published in Uncategorized

Delve into the home of human evolution at this World Heritage Site where the renowned palaeontologists, Louis and Mary Leakey, discovered remains of early hominids.

View the exhibits and photographs in Olduvai’s small museum and listen to an informative talk from a resident guide. Learn about their first discovery – the skull of Zinjanthropus or ‘nutcracker man’ – and subsequent unearthing of the remnants and relics of the ‘handy man’, Homo habilis and ‘upright man’, Homo erectus.

Picture the other wonders at this site of mankind’s first step on the ladder of human evolution. Allow your imagination to roam the savannah as it was millions of years ago; vast but not empty, with small hominids hunting among giant ostriches, huge horned sheep and prehistoric elephants.