Geoscience methods lead to paleo-anthropological discoveries in afar rift, Ethiopia

@article{Woldegabriel2004GeoscienceML,
  title={Geoscience methods lead to paleo-anthropological discoveries in afar rift, Ethiopia},
  author={Giday Woldegabriel and Paul R. Renne and William K. Hart and Stanley H. Ambrose and Berhane Abrha Asfaw and Tim D. White},
  journal={Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union},
  year={2004},
  volume={85},
  pages={273-277}
}
With few exceptions, most of the hominid evolutionary record in Africa is closely associated with the East African Rift System. The exceptions are the South African and Chadian hominids collected from the southern and west-central parts of the continent, respectively Ethiopia's Middle Awash region stands alone as the most prolific paleo-anthropological area ever discovered (Figure 1). Its paleontological record has yielded over 13,000 vertebrate fossils, including several hominid taxa, ranging… 
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