New hominid from Lake Ndutu, Tanzania


THIS report describes the stratigraphical and archaeological position of an hominid skull discovered in Pleistocene deposits around Lake Ndutu, on the Serengeti Plains (3°00′S; 35°00′E). The skull itself is described elsewhere1. Lake Ndutu, together with the adjacent Lake Masek, is geomorphologically a continuation of the Olduvai Pleistocene deposits. The names of both lakes have been used to designate the upper parts of the Olduvai Sequence—the Ndutu and Masek Beds (formerly bed V and bed IVB, respectively); both are soda lakes.

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    Clark, R. J., Nature, 262, 485–487 (1976).

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