Newly discovered fossil hominid skull from the Afar depression, Ethiopia


DURING a palaeontological, archaeological and geological survey in the Awash River Valley, Ethiopia, members of the Rift Valley Research Mission in Ethiopia (RVRME) recovered much of the facial skeleton and neurocranium of an early hominid. The specimen, which we describe here, is one of the best preserved and most complete of its kind yet discovered in Africa and is unique in its close association with stone tools.

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CONROY, G., JOLLY, C., CRAMER, D. et al. Newly discovered fossil hominid skull from the Afar depression, Ethiopia. Nature 276, 67–70 (1978).

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