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~300,000 years old          
Locality: Koobi Fora Upper Chari Member, Koobi Fora Formation (formerly part of the Guomde Formation), East Lake Turkana, Kenya

(age between 0.5 Ma and 0.1 Ma based on Guesswork, but certainly above lower Chari Member, which tops out at 730k. "The stratigraphic revision at Koobi Fora covers only the Omo Group deposits there, but some later deposits do occur in the region. Two hominids, KNM-ER 999 and KNMER 3884, were formerly attributed to the Guomde Formation, most of which has been subsumed into the Chari Member of the Koobi Fora Formation (Brown and Feibel, 1986). These two fossils, however, derive from undifferentiated later deposits, probably in the time span 0.5 to 0.1 my."
-Feibel et al. (2005)
)
~300,000 years old          
Locality: Loyangalani (Kenya), southeastern coast of Lake Turkana, Kenya

(age between 0.50 Ma and 0.1 Ma based on data unavailable)
~300,000 years old          
Locality: Ngandong, Java, Indonesia

(age between 0.550 Ma and 0.050 Ma based on Biochron, argon argon, and hope)
~315,000 years old          
Locality: Ngaloba, near Laetoli, Tanzania

(age between 0.5 Ma and 0.13 Ma based on U-Th, Ar-Ar)
~350,000 years old          
Locality: Bodo, Middle Awash area, (upper Middle Pleistocene levels), Ethiopia

(age between 0.5 Ma and 0.2 Ma based on biochron)
~395,000 years old          
Locality: Kapthurin GnJh-03; GnJh-23; BK63-67; BK8518; KAP-15; KAP-23;, Kapthurin, upper K3 and K4 localities (Trachytic tuff, 'upper' basaltic tuff, MBTU, 'lower' basaltic tuff, upper part of K3 sediments), Kapthurin Formation, Kenya

(age between 0.518 Ma and 0.272 Ma based on Ar-Ar)
~395,000 years old          
Locality: Jebel Barakah, coastline between Jebel Dhannah and the Qatar peninsula, Abu Dhabi

(age between 0.780 Ma and 0.010 Ma based on stratigraphic position and geomorphology)
~400,000 years old          
Locality: Visogliano, near Sistiana, Italy

(age between 0.5 Ma and 0.3 Ma based on Electron spin resonance and Uranium series)
~409,500 years old          
Locality: Kapthurin GnJh-50; GnJh-41; GnJh-42, Kapthurin, upper K3 and K4 localities (Trachytic tuff, 'upper' basaltic tuff, MBTU, 'lower' basaltic tuff, upper part of K3 sediments), Kapthurin Formation, Kenya

(age between 0.547 Ma and 0.272 Ma based on Ar-Ar)
~409,500 years old          
Locality: Kapthurin GnJh-15, Kapthurin, upper K3, just below K4, Kenya

(age between 0.547 Ma and 0.272 Ma based on Ar-Ar)
~425,000 years old          
Locality: Hoxne, Hoxne Interglacial Type Site, Suffolk, England, Great Britain

(age between 0.5 Ma and 0.35 Ma based on ESR, U-series)
~440,000 years old          
Locality: Swanscombe, Galley Hill, Kent, England, Great Britain

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.1 Ma based on unspecified)
~440,000 years old          
Locality: Apidima, Mani, southern Peloponnese, Greece

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.1 Ma based on nothing)
~450,000 years old          
Locality: Lantian, Chenjiawo, Yehu (near Lantian city), China

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.12 Ma based on Paleomag)
~450,000 years old          
Locality: Saint-Acheul, Amiens (nappe de Freville; nappe de la Garenne; nappe de l'Epinette; Saint-Acheul; Cagny-Cimetiere; Cagny-la Garenne 1; Cagny-la Garenne 2; Cagny-Ferme de l'Epinette; Cagny-l'Epinett ), France

(age between 0.8 Ma and 0.1 Ma based on ESR, U-Series, Paleomag)
~452,500 years old          
Locality: Gona Gawis, Gona, Ethiopia

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.125 Ma based on Gross biochron, nothing official published yet)
~452,500 years old          
Locality: Revadim Quarry, north of Kibbutz Revadim, near Bet Hilqiyya, Israel

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.125 Ma based on Normal geomagnetic polarity)
~452,500 years old          
Locality: Tan Tan, Draa River north of town of Tan Tan (incorrect location decribed by Bednarik, 2003), Morocco

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.125 Ma based on Archaeology)
~453,000 years old          
Locality: Zuttiyeh Cave, Wadi Amud, Hokuk , Israel

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.126 Ma based on unspecified)
~453,000 years old          
Locality: Vaal River Powers site, Power's site and other adjacent localities (Pneil 6, Pneil 7, Riverview Estate, and Canteen Koppie), South Africa

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.126 Ma based on Very rough biochron association with Elandsfontein)
~453,000 years old          
Locality: Doornlaagte, 41 km due west of Kimberley, beside the road to Schmidtsdrif, South Africa

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.126 Ma based on unspecified)
~453,000 years old          
Locality: Altamura, Grotta di Lamalunga, Bari, Apulia, Italy

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.126 Ma based on nothing)
~455,000 years old          
Locality: Ain Maarouf, Ain Maarouf, Morocco

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.13 Ma based on Biochron, paleomag)
~455,000 years old          
Locality: Ternifine or Tighenif, (Tighenif), Algeria

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.13 Ma based on Biochron, paleomag)
~465,000 years old          
Locality: Boxgrove, Amey's Eartham Pit, Boxgrove, West Sussex, England, Great Britain

(age between 0.53 Ma and 0.4 Ma based on Biochronological correlation to Oxygen Isotope Stage 13 or Oxygen Isotope Stage I I)
~475,000 years old          
Locality: Arago, eastern Pyrenees, France

(age between 0.6 Ma and 0.35 Ma based on U-series)
~485,000 years old          
Locality: Huludong Cave, Calabash Cave, Tangshan hills, east of Nanjing, China, China

(age between 0.62 Ma and 0.35 Ma based on various)
~493,000 years old          
Locality: Olorgesaille Member 14, Southern Kenya Rift, Kenya

(age between 0.495 Ma and 0.491 Ma based on Ar-Ar)
~495,000 years old          
Locality: Wonderwerk Cave; Major Unit 4 (Middle Fauresmith: Exc. 1 6 7a 7b; Exc. 2 5), Kuruman Hills, situated between Danielskuil and Kuruman in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa

(age between 0.510 Ma and 0.480 Ma based on Inferred from surrounding dated units)
~500,000 years old          
Locality: Olduvai Gorge Masek Beds, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

(age between 0.57 Ma and 0.43 Ma based on K-Ar)
~500,000 years old          
Locality: Vertesszollos, (Vértesszóllós) Komárom-Esztergom, Hungary

(age between 0.6 Ma and 0.4 Ma based on unspecified)
~500,000 years old          
Locality: Wadi Dagadle, Oued Dagadle, Djibouti

(age between 0.9 Ma and 0.1 Ma based on TL)
~500,000 years old          
Locality: Kocabaş or Kokobash, (Kokobash), Denizli province, western Anatolia, Turkey

(age between 0.515 Ma and 0.485 Ma based on thermoluminesence)
~545,000 years old          
Locality: Ndutu, (Naisiusiu) Olduvai, Tanzania

(age between 0.6 Ma and 0.49 Ma based on Broad bracket from units at Olduvai, correlation with Ngaloba beds (Laetoli) suggest age of about 130k)
~547,500 years old          
Locality: Kathu Pan 1 Stratum 3, Northern Cape, South Africa

(age between 0.680 Ma and 0.415 Ma based on OSL, U-series, ESR)
~547,500 years old          
Locality: Olorgesaille Member 12, Southern Kenya Rift, Kenya

(age between 0.604 Ma and 0.491 Ma based on Ar-Ar)
~550,000 years old          
Locality: Yediyapur Locality IV, Baichbal Valley, Gulbargai District of Karnataka, South India, India

(age between 1 Ma and 0.1 Ma based on nothing)
~550,000 years old          
Locality: Menchecourt, Somme Valley, Abbeville, France

(age between 1 Ma and 0.1 Ma based on ESR, U-Series, Paleomag)
~555,000 years old          
Locality: Kapthurin K3; K2; and upper K1, Kapthurin K3, K2, and upper K1, Kapthurin Formation, Kenya

(age between 0.601 Ma and 0.509 Ma based on Ar-Ar (!!base of unit K1 is below 601k Ar-Ar date); Tron & McBrearty, Tephrostratigraphy and the Acheulian to Middle Stone Age transition in the Kapthurin Formation, Kenya, Journal of Human Evolution (2002) 42, 211?235 doi:10.1006/jhev.2001.0513 Available online at http://www.idealibrary.)
~586,000 years old          
Locality: Thomas Quarries Grotte des Rhinocéros, Thomas Quarries, Oulad Hamida Quarry, Casablanca, Morocco

(age between 0.737 Ma and 0.435 Ma based on ESR)
~590,000 years old          
Locality: Cave of Hearths Bed 1-3, Makapansgat, northern Transvaal, South Africa

(age between 0.780 Ma and 0.400 Ma based on ESR on Bed 3 mandible and paleomag)
~600,000 years old          
Locality: Kebibat (Rabat), Mifsud-Giudice Quarry, near Rabat, Morocco

(age between 1 Ma and 0.2 Ma based on U-series, Biochron)
~600,000 years old          
Locality: Bodo, Middle Awash area, (lower Middle Pleistocene levels), Ethiopia

(age between 0.68 Ma and 0.52 Ma based on K-AR)
~609,000 years old          
Locality: Mauer, Heidelberg, Germany

(age between 0.649 Ma and 0.569 Ma based on ombined electron spin resonance/U-series method used with mammal teeth and infrared radiofluorescence applied to sand grains)
~615,000 years old          
Locality: Pakefield, Cromer Forest-bed Formation, England, Great Britain

(age between 0.780 Ma and 0.450 Ma based on Event and lithostratigraphy, palaeomagnetism, amino acid geochronology and biostratigraphy)
~615,500 years old          
Locality: Atapuerca Sima de los Huesos, Atapuerca, Spain

(age between 0.668 Ma and 0.563 Ma based on U series)
~630,000 years old          
Locality: Wonderwerk Cave; Major Unit 5 (Exc. 1 8a-e), Kuruman Hills, situated between Danielskuil and Kuruman in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.480 Ma based on Inferred from surrounding dated units)
~630,000 years old          
Locality: Wonderwerk Cave; Major Unit 6 (Exc. 1 9a-f), Kuruman Hills, situated between Danielskuil and Kuruman in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.480 Ma based on Inferred from surrounding dated units)
~650,000 years old          
Locality: Maayan Barukh, (El Hamari, Hamara) northern Hula Valley between Kibbutz Ma'ayan Barukh and Kfar Yuval, Israel

(age between 0.9 Ma and 0.4 Ma based on BIochron)
~675,000 years old          
Locality: Olduvai Gorge Bed IV, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

(age between 0.78 Ma and 0.57 Ma based on K-Ar)
~700,000 years old          
Locality: Gesher Benot Yaakov, Dead Sea Rift, Israel

(age between 0.8 Ma and 0.6 Ma based on paleomagnetism, biochronology)
~750,000 years old          
Locality: Mount Pua (Mt. Pua), Central Dishon Valley, Upper Galilee, Israel

(age between 1.5 Ma and 0 Ma based on nothing)
~750,000 years old          
Locality: Isenya or Isinya, (Isinya) Athi Plains, Ethiopia

(age between 1 Ma and 0.5 Ma based on Biostrat correlation to Bed IV Olduvai)
~750,050 years old          
Locality: Attirampakkam, Tamil Nadu, India

(age between 1.5 Ma and 0.0001 Ma based on archaeology)
~760,000 years old          
Locality: Solana del Zamborino, , Spain

(age between 0.77 Ma and 0.75 Ma based on biochron and paleomag)
~770,000 years old          
Locality: Zhoukoudian Locality 15, Zhoukoudian, China

(age between 0.85 Ma and 0.69 Ma based on 26Al/10Be burial dating)
~775,000 years old          
Locality: Yunxian County, Yunxian site, Hubei province, China

(age between 1 Ma and 0.55 Ma based on ESR and Paleomag.)
~783,500 years old          
Locality: Bose Basin paleolithic sites, Fengshudao; Youjiang River surface collections and excavations: Shangsong; Dongzeng; Hengshandao; Dawan; Shazhou; Yangwu; Cimu; Nanposhan; Jiangfeng and Datong; Bogu; Dafa; Xiaguo; Xiaomei and Nalian; Damei; Laikui; Nayin (cave); Napo; Pinghepo; Sanlei; Xinzhou; Ganlian; Bodu; Gaolingpo; Silin , China

(age between 0.823 Ma and 0.744 Ma based on K-Ar on associated volcanics)
~790,500 years old          
Locality: Melka Kontoure, (Melka Kunture) Gombore II , Garba XIII Acheulean, Ethiopia

(age between 0.885 Ma and 0.696 Ma based on Ar-Ar)
~800,000 years old          
Locality: Saldanha, (Elandsfontein, Hopefield), Cape Province, South Africa

(age between 1 Ma and 0.6 Ma based on Biochron)
~830,000 years old          
Locality: Swartkrans Member 3, Swartkrans, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa

(age between 1.04 Ma and 0.62 Ma based on U-Pb on teeth)
~900,000 years old          
Locality: Makuyuni Upper Manyara Beds, Upper Manyara Beds (Makuyuni Beds), Tanzania

(age between 1.3 Ma and 0.5 Ma based on Biostrat (very rough))
~915,000 years old          
Locality: Isampur, Hunsgi valley (Hunsgi-Baichbal valleys), India

(age between 1.2 Ma and 0.63 Ma based on ESR on teeth.)
~1,000,000 years old          
Locality: Kedung Brubus, (Kedungbrubus), Kendeng Hills, Java, Indonesia

(age between 1.5 Ma and 0.5 Ma based on Correlation to other sites with better known ages. Dating very imprecise)
~1,000,000 years old          
Locality: Sunjiadong, Luoyang, Luanchuan County, Henan, China, China

(age between 1.8 Ma and 0.2 Ma based on No basis)
~1,055,000 years old          
Locality: Koobi Fora Lower Chari Member, Koobi Fora Formation, East Lake Turkana, Kenya

(age between 1.38 Ma and 0.73 Ma based on K-Ar)
~1,075,000 years old          
Locality: Gadeb, southeast rift margin, Upper Webi Shebele Basin , Ethiopia

(age between 1.45 Ma and 0.7 Ma based on Potassium-Argon)
~1,090,000 years old          
Locality: Xiaodukou, Nihewan Basin, China

(age between 1.78 Ma and 0.4 Ma based on Paleomag)
~1,100,000 years old          
Locality: Yuanmou, Shangnabang, China

(age between 1.7 Ma and 0.5 Ma based on Biochronology and paleomagnetism)
~1,125,000 years old          
Locality: Makuyuni Lower Manyara Beds, Lower Manyara Beds (Makuyuni Beds), Tanzania

(age between 1.5 Ma and 0.75 Ma based on Biostrat (very rough))
~1,350,000 years old          
Locality: Kanjera, Winam Bay, Lake Vicotria, Near Mount Homa, Kenya

(age between 2.2 Ma and 0.5 Ma based on )

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