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New Hominid Remains and Early Artefacts from Northern Kenya: Fauna and Artefacts from a New Plio-Pleistocene Locality near Lake Rudolf in Kenya

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Five hominid specimens, including two well preserved crania, early artefacts and a rich collection of vertebrates have been recovered from Plio-Pleistocene deposits near Lake Rudolf. Some of the artefacts were located in situ in a horizon that has since been reliably dated with a new isotopic technique at 2.61±0.26 million years. They constitute the oldest known in situ dated unequivocal artefacts.

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LEAKEY, R. New Hominid Remains and Early Artefacts from Northern Kenya: Fauna and Artefacts from a New Plio-Pleistocene Locality near Lake Rudolf in Kenya. Nature 226, 223–224 (1970). https://doi.org/10.1038/226223a0

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