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Approximate age:70,250 years old=average of minimum (0.0605 Ma) and maximum (0.080 Ma)

Date based on: Obsidian hydration See map of sites with similar ages

Dating reference: Michels, J. W., & Marean, C. A. (1984). A Middle Stone Age occupation site at Porc Epic cave, Dire Dawa (east-central Ethiopia)-Part II. The African Archaeological Review, 2, 37ñ71.

Hominids: Homo sapiens      

Archaeology:Middle Stone Age      

Important specimens: mandible

Notes:

Location: near Dire Dawa, Chercher Highlands, Harar Plateau, Ethiopia
Map location/coordinates reference: Assefa, Z. (2006). Faunal remains from Porc-Epic: paleoecological and zooarchaeological investigations from a Middle Stone Age site in southeastern Ethiopia. Journal of human evolution, 51(1), 50-75.; Clark, J. D., Williamson, K. D., Michels, J. W., & Marean, C. A. (1984). A Middle Stone Age occupation site at Porc Epic Cave, Dire Dawa (east-central Ethiopia). African Archaeological Review, 2(1), 37-71.

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