Further new hominin fossils from the Kibish Formation, southwestern Ethiopia

J Hum Evol. 2008 Sep;55(3):444-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2008.05.013. Epub 2008 Aug 8.


In addition to the new fragments of the Omo I skeleton, renewed fieldwork in the Kibish Formation along the lower reaches of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia has yielded new hominin finds from the Kibish Formation. The new finds include four heavily mineralized specimens: a partial left tibia and a fragment of a distal fibular diaphysis from Awoke's Hominid Site (AHS), a parietal fragment, and a portion of a juvenile occipital bone. The AHS tibia and fibula derive from Member I and are contemporaneous with Omo I and II. The other specimens derive from Chad's Hominid Site (CHS), and derive from either Member III or IV, which constrains their age between approximately 8.6 and approximately 104 ka.

Publication types

  • Historical Article
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Bone and Bones / anatomy & histology*
  • Ethiopia
  • Fibula / anatomy & histology
  • Fossils*
  • History, Ancient
  • Hominidae / anatomy & histology*
  • Humans
  • Parietal Bone / anatomy & histology
  • Tibia / anatomy & histology