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Approximate age:157,000 years old=average of minimum (0.154 Ma) and maximum (0.16 Ma)

Date based on: K-Ar See map of sites with similar ages

Dating reference: Clark, J. D., Beyene, Y., WoldeGabriel, G., Hart, W. K., Renne, P. R., Gilbert, H., et al. (2003). Stratigraphic, chronological and behavioural contexts of Pleistocene Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Nature, 423(6941), 747-752.; Hart, W. K., WoldeGabriel, G., Katoh, S., Renne, P. R., Suwa, G., Asfaw, B., et al. (2003). Geochronology (communication arising): Dating of the Herto hominin fossils. Nature, 426(6967), 622.

Hominids: Homo sapiens      

Archaeology:Middle Stone Age (MSA)/Mousterian  Acheulean    

Important specimens: Earliest well-dated Homo sapiens

Notes: Middle Awash Project Home

Location: Middle Awash area, Bouri Formation, Ethiopia
Map location/coordinates reference: White, T., Asfaw, B., DeGusta, D., Gilbert, H., Richards, G., & Suwa, G. H. (2003). Pleistocene Homo sapiens from Middle Awash, Ethiopia. Nature, 423, 742-747.

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