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is home to the earliest known humankind. 40% of the skeleton of
one of our (homo sapiens) oldest ancestors Australopithecus
Afarensis was discovered in the Afar Region in 1974. .
Anthropologists have established that the skeleton belonged to a
twenty-year-old female that lived 3.5 million years ago. Hadar,
the site of the discovery, situated 160 kilometers northeast of
was registered by the United Nations Education, Science, and
Culture Organization (UNESCO) as a World Heritage.
Skeleton, popularly known as Lucy or Dinkinesh (meaning 'you are
astounding' in Amharic), completed the missing link between apes
and men - paving the way for the search of human origins.
the earliest known hominid, a 4.4 million-year-old Ardipithecus
Ramidus was discovered in the Middle Awash in 1992. Also included
in the recent discoveries is Australopithecus Garhi, a 2.5
means 'surprise' in the Afar language - a language spoken in the
internationally acclaimed archeological site. Discovered by an
international team led by Ethiopian Anthropologist Berhane Asfaw
in the Middle Awash, Garhi is said to be a surprising hominid
sharing the family tree. The species discovered by the team is a
descendant of Australopithecus Afarensis and is a candidate
ancestor for early Homo.
Bones from antelopes and horses were found 278 meters from the
site of the Garhi skull fragments at the same layer of sediment.
"The bones show unmistakable gashes left by stone tools: the
animals were butchered, the meat cut away, and the bones hammered
open to extract marrow. This is by far the earliest proof of
tool-based butchery and may well provide the evolutionary driver
that led to big-brained humans."
Oded, Uri & Ariella from Israel
will never forget Lalibela and the people we met there ...the sweet
children that adopted us and followed us all around.
We arrived in Lalibela on a Saturday and saw the long March to the
Market and it was so beautiful and also sad because we understood
how far the people had to work and carry. learn
Kunture is a Palaeolithic site in Ethiopia, lying south of
Addis Ababa. It was used to make stone tools; excavations at
the site have been underway since the 1960s. More
Information is coming soon on this destination.
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
archaeological discoveries carried out and their findings to
date ascertain that Ethiopia is indeed the earliest known
home of human kind. A skeleton of an older human ancestor
Australopithecus Afarensis, Lucy -
is a village and archaeological site in the Middle Awash
region of Ethiopia. Aramis and the Middle Awash lie within
Ethiopia's ethnic Afar Regional State. Seventeen hominoid
fossils recovered from Pliocene strata at
is a site on the Awash River in Ethiopia, in the Afar
Triangle. It is most famous for being the site of the
discovery of Lucy, a three million year old fossilised
specimen of Australopithecus afarensis. The Hadar site in
Omo is an important river of southern Ethiopia. Its most
important tributary is the Gibe River; smaller tributaries
include the Wabi, Mago and Gojeb Rivers. This river rises in
the Shoan highlands and is a perennial