Specimen List

orrorin tugenensis

BAR 1000'00

  • Common Name:

    Millenium Man

  • Geologic Age:

    6 Ma

  • Discovery Date:

    25 Oct 2000

  • Discovered By:

    Kiptalam Cheboi

  • Discovery Location:

    Tugen Hills, Kenya

BAR 1000’00 is the type specimen for Orrorin tugenensis, and was discovered by Kiptalam Cheboi on October 25, 2000 in Tugen Hills, Kenya. The specimen is nicknamed “Millenium Man” and is dated to around 6 Ma. The specimen consists of a fragmentary mandible, but is part of a collection of 13 fossil specimens that includes significant postcranial material.