The first australopithecine 2,500 kilometres west of the Rift Valley (Chad)

@article{Brunet1995TheFA,
  title={The first australopithecine 2,500 kilometres west of the Rift Valley (Chad)},
  author={Michel Brunet and Alain Beauvilain and Yves Coppens and {\'E}mile Heintz and Aladji H. E. Moutaye and David R. Pilbeam},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1995},
  volume={378},
  pages={273-275}
}
THE first sites with Pliocene and Pleistocene mammals west of the Rift Valley in Central Africa in northern Chad were reported in 1959 (ref. 1), and documented the presence of mixed savannah and woodland habitats. Further sites2 and a probable Homo erectus cranio-facial fragment3 were subsequently discovered. In 1993 a survey of Pliocene and Pleistocene formations in the Borkou-Ennedi-Tibesti Province of Chad (B.E.T.) led to the discovery of 17 new sites in the region of Bahr el Ghazal… 
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