Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

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Emma Groeneveld
by Noel Feans
published on 02 March 2023

Olduvai (or Oldupai) Gorge in Tanzania is a highly important palaeoanthropological site. Homo habilis, Paranthropus boisei, Homo erectus as well as our own Homo sapiens are known to have been present here. For Homo habilis, it is also the site at which the type specimen was found by Louis and Mary Leakey – well, actually, by their son Jonathan – in the early 1960s. Both the Oldowan tool industry and the Acheulean tool industry are represented at the site.

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Feans, N. (2023, March 02). Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17146/olduvai-gorge-tanzania/

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Feans, Noel. "Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified March 02, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/17146/olduvai-gorge-tanzania/.

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Feans, Noel. "Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 02 Mar 2023. Web. 28 Mar 2023.