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Plio—Pleistocene hominid discoveries in Hadar, Ethiopia

Naturevolume 260pages293297 (1976) | Download Citation



The International Afar Research Expedition has now recovered remains of twelve hominid individuals from geological deposits estimated to be 3.0 Myr in Hadar, Ethiopia. A partial skeleton represents the most complete hominid known from this period. The collection suggests that Homo and Australopithecus coexisted as early as 3.0 Myr ago.

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  1. Cleveland Museum of Natural History, Department of Anthropology, Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, 44106

    • D. C. Johanson
  2. Laboratoire de Géologie du Quaternaire, CNRS, Meudon-Bellevue, France

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