Kisumu

Songhor Paleontology Sites

The site is situated in Nyando, Kisumu County. The site was gazetted in 1982. It is 78 acres in area.

Songhor Paleontology Sites is situated in the sugarcane area of Nyando about half an hour’s drive from Luanda Magere Site towards Nandi hills.

It is a Miocene site dating back to about 19 million years ago. There were a large variety of animals living there. The fossil hominoids collected from this site range from small to bigger apes.

Eight species of hominids have been identified.

Over the years several mammalian fossils have been discovered at this site ranging from small to bigger apes. There is evidence that the Proconsul africanus, renamed Proconsul heseloni in 1993 by Allan Walker, lived here.