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Radiometric age determinations on Pliocene/Pleistocene formations in the lower Omo basin, Ethiopia

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DOI: 10.1038/229483a0

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Abstract

THE potassium-argon ages presented here were obtained during 1966 to 1969 in order to provide an absolute time scale for the stratigraphic work by the international Omo Research Expedition in the Pliocene/Pleistocene formations (unpublished work of F. H. B., J. de Heinzelin and F. C. Howell) in south-west Ethiopia. Although some of these dates are not new1-3, most of the analytical procedures and data have not been presented. We also present a list of fossil localities recorded by the University of Chicago contingent of the expedition within the Shungura Formation. Preliminary descriptions of the Hominidae have been published already3,4. ?? 1971 Nature Publishing Group.

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Title:
Radiometric age determinations on Pliocene/Pleistocene formations in the lower Omo basin, Ethiopia
Series title:
Nature
DOI:
10.1038/229483a0
Volume
229
Issue:
5285
Year Published:
1971
Language:
English
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Nature
First page:
483
Last page:
485