Refinement of the age of the Middle Miocene Fort Ternan Beds, Western Kenya, and its implications for Old World biochronology

@inproceedings{Pickford2006RefinementOT,
  title={Refinement of the age of the Middle Miocene Fort Ternan Beds, Western Kenya, and its implications for Old World biochronology},
  author={Martin Pickford and Yoshihiro Sawada and Ryoichi Tayama and Yu-ko Matsuda and Tetsumaru Itaya and Hironobu Hyodo and Brigitte S{\'e}nut},
  year={2006}
}
Abstract It has become increasingly obvious over the past two decades that the fossiliferous strata at Fort Ternan, Kenya, are probably somewhat younger than 14 Ma, an age which has long been attached to the deposits. This realisation flows from geological and biochronological observations. In order to test the hypothesis, resampling of all the lava flows in the region of Fort Ternan was undertaken in 2003, especially those underlying the Fort Ternan Beds in the Kipchorion Gorge where the… CONTINUE READING