Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Ardipithecus kadabbaLate Miocene Evidence from the Middle Awash, Ethiopia$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

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

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM CALIFORNIA SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (www.california.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright University of California Press, 2022. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in CALSO for personal use.date: 07 July 2022



(p.1) 1 Introduction
Ardipithecus kadabba

Yohannes Haile-Selassie

Giday Woldegabriel

University of California Press

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

California Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us.