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alphacaeli:

Femoral cross-section of KNM-ER 1808 (H. erectus, 1.7 Ma) showing evidence of pathological apposition of bone on the shaft attributed to hypervitaminosis A resulting from the consumption of carnivore livers. Skinner (1991) proposed an alternative explanation: the protracted ingestion of bee brood, another food source with high concentrations of vitamin A, could theoretically produce hypervitaminosis A.

Sources:

Skinner, M. (1991) ‘Bee brood consumption: an alternative explanation for hypervitaminosis A in KNM-ER 1808 (Homo erectus) from Koobi Fora, Kenya,’ Journal of Human Evolution 20:493-503. 

Walker, A., Zimmerman, M.R. and Leakey, R.E.F. (1982) ‘A possible case of hypervitaminosis A in Homo erectus,’ Nature 296:248-50.

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scientificillustration:

African specimens from the Early Pleistocene are compared
This station includes several casts of early fossil Homo erectus, from the Early Pleistocene of Africa. These include:
OH 9, from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, around 1.2 million years old.
KNM-ER 3733, from Ileret, Kenya, 1.65 million years old.
KNM-ER 3833, from Koobi Fora, Kenya, 1.6 million years old.
KNM-WT 15000, from Nariokotome, Kenya, 1.5 million years old.

scientificillustration:

African specimens from the Early Pleistocene are compared

This station includes several casts of early fossil Homo erectus, from the Early Pleistocene of Africa. These include:

OH 9, from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, around 1.2 million years old.

KNM-ER 3733, from Ileret, Kenya, 1.65 million years old.

KNM-ER 3833, from Koobi Fora, Kenya, 1.6 million years old.

KNM-WT 15000, from Nariokotome, Kenya, 1.5 million years old.

Filed under anthropology skull illustration Homo erectus Pleistocene