Environment and behavior of 2.5-million-year-old Bouri hominids.

@article{deHeinzelin1999EnvironmentAB,
  title={Environment and behavior of 2.5-million-year-old Bouri hominids.},
  author={J de Heinzelin and J. Desmond Clark and Tom S White and William K. Hart and Paul R. Renne and Giday Woldegabriel and Yonas Beyene and Elisabeth S. Vrba},
  journal={Science},
  year={1999},
  volume={284 5414},
  pages={
          625-9
        }
}
The Hata Member of the Bouri Formation is defined for Pliocene sedimentary outcrops in the Middle Awash Valley, Ethiopia. The Hata Member is dated to 2.5 million years ago and has produced a new species of Australopithecus and hominid postcranial remains not currently assigned to species. Spatially associated zooarchaeological remains show that hominids acquired meat and marrow by 2.5 million years ago and that they are the near contemporary of Oldowan artifacts at nearby Gona. The combined… Expand

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