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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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Stratigraphy of the Adu-Asa Formation

Stratigraphy of the Adu-Asa Formation

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(p.26) (p.27) 2 Stratigraphy of the Adu-Asa Formation
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Ardipithecus kadabba
Author(s):

Giday Woldegabriel

William K. Hart

Paul R. Renne

Yohannes Haile-Selassie

Tim White

Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:10.1525/california/9780520254404.003.0002

The late Miocene Adu-Asa Formation comprises major sedimentary and volcanic units that crop out along the densely faulted and tilted frontal blocks of the western rift margin of the transition zone between the northern Main Ethiopian Rift (MER) and the southern Afar Rift. This chapter discusses the geological and tectonic processes that led to the origin and evolution of the rift basin of the transition zone. It highlights a decade-long geological and paleontological reconnaissance and focuses investigation along the strike of the frontal fault blocks of the western rift margin of the Middle Awash study area.

Keywords:   Adu-Asa Formation, western rift margin, transition zone, Main Ethiopian Rift, MER, Afar Rift, rift basin, fault blocks

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