Catalogue of Fossil Hominids Database

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Placename

peninj(Natron).

Latitude / Longitude

-2.2
35.93333333

data

ID:10211
A:peninj(Natron).
X:a,c
B:Erosion gully site(RHS) by Peninj river, W of Lake Natron.
C:0212S
D:3556E
E:K.Kimeu, 11 January 1964. Leaders G.Ll. Isaac and R.E.Leakey.
F:Lake delta sandstones of Humbu Formation, Peninj Group. L.S.B. and M.D.Leakey 1964, Recent Discoveries of Fossil Hominids in Tanganyika: at Olduvai and near Lake Natron, Nature, Lond., 202: 3-5. Lower part of Peninj Group. G.Ll.Isaac 1967, The Stratigraphy of the Peninj Group, in W.W.Bishop and J.D.Clark(eds) 1967, Background to Human Evolution in Africa, Chicago: 229-257.
H:Lower Pleistocene, equivalent to upper part of Olduvai Bed II. L.S.B. and M.D.Leakey 1964. L.S.B.Leakey, P.V.Tobias and J.R.Napier 1964, A New Species of the Genus Homo from Olduvai Gorge, Nature, Lond., 202: 5-7.
I:Apart from doubtful quartz fragment no artifacts associated. Lower Acheulian industry, mainly in lava but including a few quartz cores, occurs in upper part of Humbu Formation. G.Ll.Isaac 1967: 245-252.
J:Lower Pleistocene fauna including Metridiiochoerus andsrewsi, Damaliscus antiquus, D.niro, Elephas recki, Alcelaphus howardi, Phenacotragus cf.recki, Libytherium. G.Ll.Isaac 1967: 245.
L:A2: 1-4-1-6 Myr on K/Ar dating of basalt flow just above level of jaw. G.H.Curtis 1967, Notes on some Miocene to Pleistcene Potassium/Argon Result, in W.W.Bishop and J.D.Clark(eds) 1967: 367.
M:Peninj 1. young adult: mandibula, complete dentition.

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