Posted: Jun 21, 2019 2:07 am
by Spearthrower
In case anyone was wondering where all the fossil ID numbers come from: it's typically an abbreviation of the site name and sometimes local institute responsible for the expedition, so LB1 means it was the first fossil found in a cave called Liang Bua, KNM-ER is Kenya National Museum, East Rudolf site, SH is Samburu Hills, TM-266 is Toros Menalla, LH breaks the rules a bit - it's Laetoli Hominid.