Olduvai Gorge


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Ol·du·vai Gorge

 (ōl′də-vī′, ôl′do͝o-)
A ravine in northern Tanzania west of Mount Kilimanjaro. It contains archaeological sites rich in fossils and Paleolithic implements.
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Olduvai Gorge

(ˈɒldʊˌvaɪ)
n
(Placename) a gorge in N Tanzania, north of the Ngorongoro Crater: fossil evidence of early man and other closely related species, together with artefacts
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Ol′du•vai Gorge′

(ˈɔl dʊˌvaɪ)
n.
a gorge in Tanzania containing australopithecine and human skeletal and cultural remains.
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Noun1.Olduvai Gorge - a gorge in northeastern Tanzania where anthropologists have found some of the earliest human remains
Tanzania, United Republic of Tanzania - a republic in eastern Africa
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Early man himself made an appearance in Olduvai Gorge about two million years ago.
Whether we look for life's meaning in ancient scripture, poetry, painting, science, or in the bones of our distant ancestors in the dust of the Olduvai Gorge, there is always a subtle message that the quest is never over.
Locality: Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania and Koobi Fora near the Lake Turkana region.
By about 1.8 million years ago, four new species of hominin had appeared in East Africa, many of which were discovered during the mid-20th century by Louis and Mary Leakey in Olduvai Gorge in the Rift Valley.
"Man has always been a hunter gatherer, and early man (six million or so years ago), wandering around Olduvai gorge in the plains of the Serengeti, a few hundred kilometers to the south west of Nairobi as the eagle flies, was no exception.
What became exposed at Olduvai Gorge was a treasure trove of our past.
Excavations at Tanzania's famed Olduvai Gorge have uncovered the oldest known fossil hand bone resembling those of people today.
The bone, part of the little finger on an adult's left hand, was found in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania.
The 1.85-million-year-old little finger bone, dubbed OH 86, was found at the Olduvai Gorge paleontological site in northern Tanzania and is believed by scientists to belong to an unidentified ancient hominin species, Daily Mail reported.
Human occupation can be traced back three million years to remains uncovered at nearby Olduvai Gorge, and oral histories record the Mbulu people entering the crater as far back as the time of Christ.