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Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Posted by
Vaido (Võrumaa, Estonia) on 23 April 2016 in Landscape & Rural.

Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world. The site is significant in showing the increasing developmental and social complexities in the earliest humans.
Homo habilis, probably the first early human species, occupied Olduvai Gorge approximately 1.9 million years ago (mya); then came a contemporary australopithecine, Paranthropus boisei, 1.8 mya, and then Homo erectus, 1.2 mya. Homo sapiens is dated to have occupied the site 17,000 years ago.
The Oldowan period, named after this gorge, is the archaeological term used to refer to the earliest stone tool archaeological industry in prehistory.
(Wikipedia)
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Olduvai org Tansaanias on üks olulisemaid eelajalooliste leidude paiku. Selles orus leitud vanimad esemed - kivist tööriistad - on ca 2 mln aastat vanad. Need leiud on edendanud teadmisi inimese varase arengu kohta. Oru järgi on oma nime saanud Olduvai kultuur, vanema paleoliitikumi kultuur põhiliselt Ida- ja Põhja-Aafrikas umbes 2,6– 0,5 miljonit aastat tagasi, mil kasutuses olid algelisimad kiviriistad.
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Tanzania @ January 2016

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omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot!
Amazing view!

23 Apr 2016 4:31pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

It's amazing to think the ancestors of all of us came from this place now traversed by 18 wheelers.

23 Apr 2016 5:54pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

Well composed wide view of this amazing place and great info too.

23 Apr 2016 11:52pm