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A preliminary report on the geology and fauna

by L.S.B. Leakey ; with contributions by P.M. Butler ... [et al.]

(Olduvai Gorge, v. 1)

Cambridge University Press, 1967

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注記

Includes index

"Notes on second impression"--P. xiv

内容説明・目次

内容説明

Olduvai is one of the most important prehistoric sites in the world; indeed, the only Middle Pleistocene site of comparable importance is Choukoutien and Olduvai can show deposits far older. The site has produced a mass of material of the highest archaeological and palaeontology importance and in this first of five volumes Dr Leakey and his collaborators make their preliminary reports. The story of the excavations initiated by Dr Leakey in 1951 is well known. Their purpose was to locate and uncover a series of living-floors of early Hand-axe man and, if possible, of the preceding Olduwan culture. The discoveries were of striking and far-reaching importance. They included, besides a mass of tools and artefacts, small animal and human remains and the famous skull of Zinjanthropus boisei, the earliest tool-making man. Against this background Leakey and his collaborators discuss the geological evidence, its relation to the fauna and other fossil evidence, the problems of climatic sequence and the use of potassium-argon dating. The purpose of this volume is to provide a context in which the fossil human remains and the Stone Age cultural sequence at Olduvai can be studied.

目次

  • List of maps and text figures
  • List of plates
  • Introductory note
  • Foreword Professor G. Gaylord Simpson
  • Introduction
  • 1. The general geological evidence
  • 2. Review of earlier reports on the fauna
  • 3. Mammalian fauna: other than Bovidae
  • 4. Mammalian fauna: Bovidae
  • 5. Non-mammalian fauna
  • 6. Review of the faunal evidence
  • 7. The problems of the climatic sequence
  • 8. Dating by the potassium-argon technique
  • 9. Note on fossil human discoveries and cultural evidence
  • Appendices
  • References
  • Index.

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詳細情報

  • NII書誌ID(NCID)
    BA56025531
  • ISBN
    • 052105527X
  • 出版国コード
    uk
  • タイトル言語コード
    eng
  • 本文言語コード
    eng
  • 出版地
    Cambridge ; New York
  • ページ数/冊数
    xiv., 117 p., 97 p. of plates, [2] leaves of plates (some folded): ill. (some col.)
  • 大きさ
    29 cm
  • 親書誌ID
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