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Palaeolithic remains at the Hadar in the Afar region



Studies of Plio–Pleistocene deposits along the Awash River in the Hadar region of Ethiopia have revealed for the first time several Palaeolithic sites. In addition to a large number of artefacts which provide evidence of early to late Stone Age industries the deposits have also yielded a rich vertebrate fauna including what may be the earliest hominid remains yet discovered.

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    Taieb, M., thesis, Univ. Paris (1974)

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    Taieb, M., Johanson, D. C., Coppens, Y., and Kalb, M. J., C. r.hebd. Séanc. Acad. Sci., Paris, sér D, 275, 819–22 (1972).

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    Taieb, M., Johanson, D. C., Coppens, Y., Bonnefille, R., and Kalb, M. J., ibid. 279, 735–38 (1974).

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