Ethiopia

Co-occurrence of Acheulian and Oldowan artifacts with Homo erectus cranial fossils from Gona, Afar, Ethiopia

Semaw, S, Rogers, MJ, Simpson, SW, Levin, NE, Quade, J, Dunbar, N, McIntosh, WC, Cáceres, I, Stinchcomb, GE, Holloway, RL, Brown, FH, Butler, RF, Stout, D, Everett, M. Co-occurrence of Acheulian and Oldowan artifacts with Homo erectus cranial fossils from Gona, Afar, Ethiopia. Science Advances. 2020;6(10):eaaw4694.

2019 Anthropogeny Field Course

Intrepid Anthropogeny Explorers!

During Summer 2019, a small group embarked on a journey to better understand human origins. Visiting important locations throughout the East African Rift, including parts of Ethiopia and Tanzania, our explorers studied fossils, lived with hunter-gatherers, and encountered numerous non-human primates. The following pictures give a glimpse into this journey.

Middle Stone Age foragers resided in high elevations of the glaciated Bale Mountains, Ethiopia

Ossendorf, G, Groos, AR, Bromm, T, Tekelemariam, MGirma, Glaser, B, Lesur, J, Schmidt, J, Akçar, N, Bekele, T, Beldados, A, Demissew, S, Kahsay, THadush, Nash, BP, Nauss, T, Negash, A, Nemomissa, S, Veit, H, Vogelsang, R, Woldu, Z, Zech, W, Opgenoorth, L, Miehe, G. Middle Stone Age foragers resided in high elevations of the glaciated Bale Mountains, Ethiopia. Science. 2019;365(6453):583.

Earliest known Oldowan artifacts at >2.58 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Ethiopia, highlight early technological diversity

Braun, DR, Aldeias, V, Archer, W, J Arrowsmith, R, Baraki, N, Campisano, CJ, Deino, AL, DiMaggio, EN, Dupont-Nivet, G, Engda, B, Feary, DA, Garello, DI, Kerfelew, Z, McPherron, SP, Patterson, DB, Reeves, JS, Thompson, JC, Reed, KE. Earliest known Oldowan artifacts at >2.58 Ma from Ledi-Geraru, Ethiopia, highlight early technological diversity. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 2019, p.201820177.

Archaeology and ichnology at Gombore II-2, Melka Kunture, Ethiopia: everyday life of a mixed-age hominin group 700,000 years ago

Altamura, F, Bennett, MR, D’Août, K, Gaudzinski-Windheuser, S, Melis, RT, Reynolds, SC, Mussi, M. Archaeology and ichnology at Gombore II-2, Melka Kunture, Ethiopia: everyday life of a mixed-age hominin group 700,000 years ago. 2018;8(1):2815.

Dentognathic remains of Australopithecus afarensis from Nefuraytu (Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia): Comparative description, geology, and paleoecological context

Haile-Selassie, Y, Melillo, SM, Ryan, TM, Levin, NE, Saylor, BZ, Deino, A, Mundil, R, Scott, G, Alene, M, Gibert, L. Dentognathic remains of Australopithecus afarensis from Nefuraytu (Woranso-Mille, Ethiopia): Comparative description, geology, and paleoecological context. 2016;100:35 - 53.

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