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Acheulean Culture in Kenya

Nature volume 158, pages 637638 (02 November 1946) | Download Citation



ON the eve of his return to Kenya, Dr. L. S. B. Leakey recorded (The Times, October 4) a further rematfkafcHe discovery made by himself and his wife the course of such archaeological explorations astwiey were able to carry out during brief periods bl leave from war duties. In April 1942, they fouiman outstanding site of the Acheulean culture of the early stone age at Olorgesailie, forty-two miles from Nairobi. While examining systematically a region of well-exposed ancient lake beds, they came upon an areay thickly strewn with Acheulean hand-axes and cleavers. Further search revealed a number of distinct and different strata from which these specimens were being derived by sub-aerial erosion.

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