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2.5-million-year-old stone tools from Gona, Ethiopia
The artefacts show surprisingly sophisticated control of stone fracture mechanics, equivalent to much younger Oldowan assemblages of Early Pleistocene age, which indicates an unexpectedly long period of technological stasis in the Oldowan.
2.6-Million-year-old stone tools and associated bones from OGS-6 and OGS-7, Gona, Afar, Ethiopia.
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The World's Oldest Stone Artefacts from Gona, Ethiopia: Their Implications for Understanding Stone Technology and Patterns of Human Evolution Between 2·6-1·5 Million Years Ago
The systematic archaeological and geological survey and excavations at Gona between 1992–1994 led to the discovery of well-flaked stone artefacts which are currently the oldest known from anywhere in
A Female Homo erectus Pelvis from Gona, Ethiopia
A nearly complete early Pleistocene adult female H. erectus pelvis from the Busidima Formation of Gona, Afar, Ethiopia is described to demonstrate that pelvic shape in H. erection was evolving in response to increasing fetal brain size.
Raw material selectivity of the earliest stone toolmakers at Gona, Afar, Ethiopia.
Artifact assemblages from six Pliocene archaeological sites were compared with six random cobble samples taken from associated conglomerates that record pene-contemporaneous raw material availability to demonstrate that raw material selectivity was a potential component of Oldowan technological organization from its earliest appearance.
Paleoenvironments of the earliest stone toolmakers, Gona, Ethiopia
Fluvio-lacustrine sediments of the Hadar and Busidima Formations along the northern Awash River (Ethiopia) archive almost three million years (3.4 to <0.6 Ma) of human evolution, including the
Isotopic evidence for Plio-Pleistocene environmental change at Gona, Ethiopia
Abstract A 4.5 Ma record of fluvial and lacustrine deposits is well exposed at Gona, in the Afar Depression of Ethiopia. We use isotopic values of pedogenic carbonate and fossil teeth to reconstruct
Technological variation in the earliest Oldowan from Gona, Afar, Ethiopia.
It is proposed that cultural transmission and ecological adaptation should be recognized as complementary, rather than mutually exclusive, mechanisms in future attempts to explain Oldowan technological variation.
Cutmarked bones from Pliocene archaeological sites at Gona, Afar, Ethiopia: implications for the function of the world's oldest stone tools.
Observations at Gona support the hypothesis that the earliest stone artifacts functioned primarily as butchery tools and imply that hunting and/or aggressive scavenging of large ungulate carcasses may have been part of the behavioral repertoire of hominids by c.
Early Pliocene hominids from Gona, Ethiopia
New Early Pliocene hominid discoveries and their palaeoenvironmental context from the fossiliferous deposits of As Duma, Gona Western Margin (GWM), Afar, Ethiopia are reported.