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Ardipithecus kadabbaLate Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia$
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Yohannes Haile-Selassie

Print publication date: 2009

Print ISBN-13: 9780520254404

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520254404.001.0001

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Introduction

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Ardipithecus kadabba
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Yohannes Haile-Selassie

Giday Woldegabriel

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University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0001

This book addresses the geology, geochronology, paleontology, paleogeography, paleobiochronology, and paleoecology of the Middle Awash late Miocene. It synthesizes vertebrate evolution in eastern Africa during the end of the Miocene epoch, a time during which the modern African fauna started forming. The Middle Awash valley of Ethiopia is a unique natural laboratory for the study of human origins and evolution. This introductory chapter provides a historical overview of the Middle Awash research project, which was formed to conduct geological, paleoanthropological, and archaeological reconnaissance surveys in the area.

Keywords:   geology, geochronology, paleontology, paleogeography, paleobiochronology, paleoecology, Middle Awash, late Miocene, Ethiopia

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