1.8-Million-Year-Old Hominid Jaw Found

Publication: National Geographic News   Date: February 20, 2003   View Article

Tanzania’s Olduvai Gorge has yielded an impressive pile of fossilized bones and stone tools that may reshuffle the evolutionary tree of the early hominids and shed light on the behavior of some of human kind’s earliest ancestors.

The gorge is most noted for the abundant fossil discoveries of esteemed anthropologists Louis and Mary Leakey from 1959 to 1976 which helped shape modern understanding of human origins.

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