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Nature. 1992 Dec 24-31;360(6406):732-5.

The earliest Acheulean from Konso-Gardula.

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  • 1Palaeoanthropology Laboratory, Ministry of Culture, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.


Konso-Gardula is a palaeoanthropological area discovered by the 1991 Palaeoanthropological Inventory of Ethiopia in the southern Main Ethiopian Rift. The Konso-Gardula sediments span the period about 1.3-1.9 million years ago. They contain rich Acheulean archaeological occurrences. Vertebrate fossils include early Homo.

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