Late pliocene Homo and Oldowan tools from the Hadar Formation (Kada Hadar member), Ethiopia

W. H. Kimbel*, R. C. Walter, D. C. Johanson, K. E. Reed, J. L. Aronson, Z. Assefa, C. W. Marean, G. G. Eck, R. Bobe, E. Hovers, Y. Rak, C. Vondra, T. Yemane, D. York, Y. Chen, N. M. Evensen, P. E. Smith

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Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)549-561
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Human Evolution
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 1996

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
We thank the Center for Research and Conservation of Cultural Heritage (CRCCH) and the National Museum of Ethiopia, Ethiopian Ministry of Information and Culture, for their cooperation, assistance and permission to conduct field work at Hadar and laboratory research in Addis Ababa. The 1994 Hadar field season was funded by grants from the National Science Foundations (DBS 9222604) and the National Geographic Society. 40Ar/39Ar dating at the University of Toronto was supported by the Natural Science and Engineering Council of Canada and the Connaught Foundation of the University of Toronto. Thanks to Julia Moskowitz for the art work in Figure 3, and to Charlie Lucke for printing the photos in Figure 2. We extend our appreciation to Alan Walker and Carol Ward for helpful discussion and the loan of comparative materials. For invaluable logistical help in the field we are grateful to the Ethiopian Institute of Geological Surveys (Ministry of Mines) and SOGEA. Without the wise counsel and hard work of CRCCH representatives Tamrat Wodajo, Tesfaye Hailu and Ambachew Kebede, the 1994 Hadar field season would not have been successful. As always, we owe a huge debt of gratitude to the Afar people of Eloaha village for their friendship and assistance over many seasons of working and living together at Hadar.

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