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The earliest Acheulean from Konso-Gardula

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KONSO-GARDULA is a palaeoanthropological area discovered by the 1991 Palaeoanthropological Inventory of Ethiopia1–5 in the southern Main Ethiopian Rift. The Konso-Gardula sediments span the period about 1.3–1.9 million years ago. They contain rich Acheulean archaeological occurrences. Vertebrate fossils include early Homo.

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  • 01 March 1993

    Nature 360, 732-735 (1992) THE cat specimen featured on the cover of the issue of 24/31 December 1992, originally referred to Homotherium as detailed in the cover caption, was changed to Dinofelis sp. aff. piveteaui while the paper was in press. The cover shows the cranium listed as Dinofelis in Table 2 of this letter.


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