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The Geology of Early Humans in the Horn of Africa

Product Code: USPE446
Series: GSA Special Papers
Author/Editor: Edited by Jay Quade and Jonathan G. Wynn
Publication Date: 02 February 2009
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GSA Special Paper 446.

Summarizing new geological research in the Horn of Africa—a region well known for the record of human evolution—this volume focuses on four research projects that surround the long-studied Hadar Research Area. These research projects—Dikika, Gona, Hadar, and Ledi-Geraru—cover the geology of most of the Lower Awash Valley. The authors’ new research and inter-project collaborative efforts help to understand the chronology and context of some of our earliest ancestors.

 

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9780813724461
Publisher: GSA
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 234
Weight: 0.80 kg

Contents

Preface

The geology of Gona, Afar, Ethiopia
J. Quade, N.E. Levin, S.W. Simpson, R. Butler, W.C. McIntosh, S. Semaw, L. Kleinsasser, G. Dupont-Nivet, P. Renne, and N. Dunbar
Stratigraphy and geochronology of the late Miocene Adu-Asa Formation at Gona, Ethiopia
L.L. Kleinsasser, J. Quade, W.C. McIntosh, N.E. Levin, S.W. Simpson, and S. Semaw
Magnetostratigraphy of the eastern Hadar Basin (Ledi-Geraru research area, Ethiopia) and implications for hominin paleoenvironments
G. Dupont-Nivet, M. Sier, C.J. Campisano, J R. Arrowsmith, E. DiMaggio, K. Reed, C. Lockwood, C. Franke, and S. Hüsing
Stratigraphy, depositional environments, and basin structure of the Hadar and Busidima Formations at Dikika, Ethiopia
J.G. Wynn, D.C. Roman, Z. Alemseged, D. Reed, D. Geraads, and S. Munro
Composite tephrostratigraphy of the Dikika, Gona, Hadar, and Ledi-Geraru project areas, northern Awash, Ethiopia
D.C. Roman, C. Campisano, J. Quade, E. DiMaggio, J R. Arrowsmith, and C. Feibel
Tephrostratigraphy of the Hadar and Busidima Formations at Hadar, Afar Depression, Ethiopia
C.J. Campisano and C.S. Feibel
Correlation and stratigraphy of the BKT-2 volcanic complex in west-central Afar, Ethiopia
E.N. DiMaggio, C.J. Campisano, J R. Arrowsmith, K.E. Reed, C.C. Swisher III, and C.A. Lockwood
Depositional environments and stratigraphic summary of the Pliocene Hadar Formation at Hadar, Afar Depression, Ethiopia
C.J. Campisano and C.S. Feibel
Paleoenvironmental context of the Pliocene A.L. 333 “First Family” hominin locality, Hadar Formation, Ethiopia
A.K. Behrensmeyer
Herbivore enamel carbon isotopic composition and the environmental context of Ardipithecus at Gona, Ethiopia
N.E. Levin, S.W. Simpson, J. Quade, T.E. Cerling, and S.R. Frost

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