Olduvai Gorge, 1951-1961. Volume 1, A preliminary report on the geology and fauna (eBook, 1965) [WorldCat.org]
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Olduvai Gorge, 1951-1961. Volume 1, A preliminary report on the geology and fauna

Author: L S B Leakey
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1965.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Olduvai is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world; indeed, the only Middle Pleistocene site of comparable importance is Choukoutien and Olduvai can show deposits far older. The site has produced a mass of material of the highest archaeological and palaeontology importance and in this first of five volumes Dr Leakey and his collaborators make their preliminary reports. The story of the excavations  Read more...
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Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: L S B Leakey
ISBN: 9780511897788 0511897782
OCLC Number: 1030111854
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 117 pages) : PDF file(s).
Contents: List of maps and text figures; List of plates; Introductory note; Foreword Professor G. Gaylord Simpson; Introduction; 1. The general geological evidence; 2. Review of earlier reports on the fauna; 3. Mammalian fauna: other than Bovidae; 4. Mammalian fauna: Bovidae; 5. Non-mammalian fauna; 6. Review of the faunal evidence; 7. The problems of the climatic sequence; 8. Dating by the potassium-argon technique; 9. Note on fossil human discoveries and cultural evidence; Appendices; References; Index.
Responsibility: by L. S. B. Leakey ; with contributions by P. M. Butler [and seven others].

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In this set of books Leakey and his collaborators discuss the geological evidence, its relation to the fauna and other fossil evidence, the problems of climatic sequence and the use of  Read more...

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