Early Homo sapiens Remains from the Omo River Region of South-west Ethiopia: Faunal Remains from the Omo Valley

  title={Early Homo sapiens Remains from the Omo River Region of South-west Ethiopia: Faunal Remains from the Omo Valley},
  author={Richard Erskine Frere Leakey},
Among the finds of the Kenya group (led by Mr Richard Leakey) of the 1967 International Palaeontological Research Expedition to the Omo River were three skulls and some skeletal material belonging to very early representatives of Homo sapiens. The sites of the two oldest skulls are no younger than mid-Upper Pleistocene and may be as old as late Middle Pleistocene. After a short account by Mr Leakey of some of the other fossils found by the expedition, and a description of the geology of the… Expand
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  • Biology, Medicine
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