At Olduvai Gorge natural erosion exposed a deep series of superimposed geological beds containing rich artefact and fossil assemblages spanning the last 1.8 million years. The sire ot famous as a rsult of excavations conducted there since 1951 under the direction of Mary Leakey and her husband, the late Louis Leakey. This volume, written largely by Mary Leakey herself, is the last of the reports and records the archaeological finds in the upper part of the Olduvai sequence from excavations carried out from the end of 1968 until 1971. The period covered here is from about 1.2 to 0.4 million years ago and th efinds include artefacts and faunal remains excavated from sites in beds II, IV na the Masek beds. The volume follows on from the archaeological record in beds I and II published in volume 3 of the series.Read more
- Olduvai Gorge is acknowledged to be one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world, producing the earliest example of 'Homo' in a firmly dated context
- The Leakeys are probably the two most famous names associated with prehistoric archaeology
- Eagerly awaited final volume of a highly respected series
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- Date Published: June 2009
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521105200
- length: 368 pages
- dimensions: 279 x 19 x 210 mm
- weight: 0.83kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
List of figures
List of tables
List of plates
List of abbreviations
1. Geology and dating of Beds III, IV and the Masek Beds R. L. Hay
2. Bed III, J. K. (Juma's Korongo) Mary Leakey
3. The base of Bed IV, WK Hippo Cliff, PDK Trench IV, WK the Lower Channel Mary Leakey
4. Lower Bed IV. HEB East, HEB and HEB West, WK Intermediate Channel Mary Leakey
5. Upper Bed IV. WK, Upper Channel, WK East A and C, PDK Trenches I-III, HEB West Level I Mary Leakey
6. The Masek Beds and Sites in uncertain context Mary Leakey
7. The Fauna Mary Leakey
8. A metrical analysis of selected sets of handaxes and cleavers from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania D. A. Roe
9. The Olduvai bifaces: technology and raw materials P. Callow
10. Results of experimental work in relation to the Stone Industries of Olduvai Gorge P. R. Jones
Sumary and overview D. A. Roe
Appendix A. Modified bones from Beds III and IV
Appendix B. Mapping of an archaeological site at Olduvai Gorge Celia K. Nyamweru
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