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

M. Taieb, Donald Johanson, Y. Coppens, J. L. Aronson

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

63 Citations (Scopus)

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 - 1976
Externally publishedYes

Fingerprint

hominid
sedimentary basin
basalt
Pleistocene
fauna
lake
sediment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

Cite this

Geological and palaeontological background of Hadar hominid site, Afar, Ethiopia. / Taieb, M.; Johanson, Donald; Coppens, Y.; Aronson, J. L.

In: Nature, Vol. 260, No. 5549, 1976, p. 289-293.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Taieb, M. ; Johanson, Donald ; Coppens, Y. ; Aronson, J. L. / Geological and palaeontological background of Hadar hominid site, Afar, Ethiopia. In: Nature. 1976 ; Vol. 260, No. 5549. pp. 289-293.
@article{c5b0878c7ed64c0cbfc2bde0fb210082,
title = "Geological and palaeontological background of Hadar hominid site, Afar, Ethiopia",
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.",
author = "M. Taieb and Donald Johanson and Y. Coppens and Aronson, {J. L.}",
year = "1976",
doi = "10.1038/260289a0",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "260",
pages = "289--293",
journal = "Nature",
issn = "0028-0836",
publisher = "Nature Publishing Group",
number = "5549",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Geological and palaeontological background of Hadar hominid site, Afar, Ethiopia

AU - Taieb, M.

AU - Johanson, Donald

AU - Coppens, Y.

AU - Aronson, J. L.

PY - 1976

Y1 - 1976

N2 - 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.

AB - 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.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=36849165534&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=36849165534&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1038/260289a0

DO - 10.1038/260289a0

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:36849165534

VL - 260

SP - 289

EP - 293

JO - Nature

JF - Nature

SN - 0028-0836

IS - 5549

ER -