Ethiopian Paleontological sites

The Hadar Sites containing hominid fossils are extremely rare and have only been found in a select handful number of locations around the world so it is essential that they be properly excavated for scientific research (The Leakey Foundation, 2007). One of these rare locations where many hominid fossils have…
Aramis, Ethiopia Aramis is a village and archaeological site in northeastern Ethiopia, where remains of Australopithecus and Ardipithecus (Ardipithecus ramidus) have been found. The village is located in the Afar Region with a latitude and longitude of 10°30′N 40°30′E, and is part of the Gewane woreda. Archeologists include the find…
Bouri Formation The Bouri Formation is an area in the Middle Awash Valley, in Ethiopia that has provided a rich source of Australopithecines and Homo fossils, artifacts and bones of large mammal with cut marks from butchery. It is part of the Afar Depression that has created other rich human…
Chororapithecus Abyssinicus Chororapithecus abyssinicus was an ape that lived about 10 to 10.5 million years ago during the Miocene Epoch. It is believed to be the earliest known species of gorilla. Its existence indicates that the last common ancestor between the human/chimpanzee lineage and gorillas may have lived greater than…
Dikika The Dikika region is an area of the Afar Region of Ethiopia where the hominid fossil named Selam (an example of the Australopithecus afarensis species) was found. Dikika is located in Mille woreda. Dikika is part of the Hadar formation, a series of sedimentary rocks deposited approximately 3.4 million…
Dungur Dungur 'Addi Kilte is the name of the ruins of a substantial mansion located in the western part of Aksum, Ethiopia, the former capital of the Kingdom of Aksum. These ruins are located in the western part of Aksum, across the Gondar road from the Gudit Stelae field. Dungur…
The Awash Basin The Awash basin extends for about 3000 km² at a height between 2500 and 2000 m a.s.l. It is delimited by several Pliocene volcanoes, the largest being the Wachacha and the Furi to the north, and the Boti and Agoïabi to the south. It is bordered to…
Middle Awash The Middle Awash is an archaeological site along the Awash River in Ethiopia's Afar Depression. A number of Pleistocene and late Miocene hominid remains have been found at the site, along with some of the oldest known Olduwan stone artifacts[2] and patches of fire-baked clay, disputed evidence of…
The Omo Kibish The Omo Kibish formation is one of several sites within an ancient rocky formation called Kibish in Omo National Park, southwest Ethiopia. The Kibish outcrop is where excavations by Richard Leakey and others recovered Homo sapiens remains as old as 125,000 years BCE. Omo Kibish-1, also known…
The Old town The sequence begins with the Oldowan site of Karre, about 1.7 million years old, which can be correlated to level B of Gombore I, on the right bank of the Awash. A probably contemporaneous Oldowan site is documented at Garba IV. The magneto-stratigraphic sequence of Jaramillo lies…
Melka Kunture Melka Kunture is a Palaeolithic site in Ethiopia. It is located 50 kilometers south of Addis Ababa by road, across the Awash River from the village of Melka Awash, with a latitude and longitude of 8°41′0″N 37°38′0″E. Three waterfalls lie downstream of the bridge across the Awash here,…