New hominid from Lake Ndutu, Tanzania

Abstract

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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