Geological and palaeontological background of Hadar hominid site, Afar, Ethiopia

M. Taieb, D. C. Johanson, Y. Coppens, J. L. Aronson

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Abstract

The hominid-bearing Plio-Pleistocene sequence of the west central Afar sedimentary basin in Hadar contains 120-140 m of fossiliferous lacustrine and lake margin sediments. The Hadar sequence is described and divided into four members. The mammalian fauna indicates an age of ∼ 3.0 Myr which is confirmed under the Hadar formation by K-Ar determinations on a basalt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)289-293
Number of pages5
JournalNature
Volume260
Issue number5549
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 1976
Externally publishedYes

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