Numerical age control for the Miocene-Pliocene succession at Lothagam, a hominoid-bearing sequence in the northern Kenya Rift

@article{Mcdougall1999NumericalAC,
  title={Numerical age control for the Miocene-Pliocene succession at Lothagam, a hominoid-bearing sequence in the northern Kenya Rift},
  author={I. Mcdougall and C. Feibel},
  journal={Journal of the Geological Society},
  year={1999},
  volume={156},
  pages={731 - 745}
}
  • I. Mcdougall, C. Feibel
  • Published 1999
  • Geology
  • Journal of the Geological Society
  • Lothagam, located west of Lake Turkana in northern Kenya, is an uplifted fault block comprising a gently westward-dipping sequence of volcanic and sedimentary rocks. The lower part of the sequence, lavas and coarse volcaniclastic sediments of the Nabwal Arangan beds, was deposited mainly between 14 Ma and 12 Ma (Mid-Miocene), although the uppermost basalt has a K-Ar age of 9.1 Ma. The overlying fluvial sediments of the lower Nawata Formation have yielded ages on five tuffaceous horizons ranging… CONTINUE READING
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