Les sites archéologiques plio-pléistocènes de la formation de Nachukui, Ouest-Turkana, Kenya : bilan synthétique 1997–2001

Hélène ROCHE, Jean-Philip BRUGAL, Anne DELAGNES, Craig FEIBEL, Sonia HARMAND, Mzalendo KIBUNJIA, Sandrine PRAT & Pierre-Jean TEXIER

fr Comptes Rendus Palevol 2 (8) - Pages 663-673

Published on 31 December 2003

Plio-Pleistocene archaeological sites in the Nachukui Formation, West Turkana, Kenya: synthetic results 1997–2001

Stretched along the western side of the Turkana Basin, the Nachukui Formation preserves a large number of Plio-Pleistocene archaeological sites. Research carried out by the WTAP documents hominid behavioral evolution and technical diversity, through a time period ranging from 2.35 Myr to 0.7 Myr and within a relatively precise chronostratigraphic and paleoenvironmental frame. This work is based on comprehensive excavations conducted between 1997 and 2001 at the Late Pliocene and Early Pleistocene site complexes of the formation.


Kenya, West Turkana, Plio-Pleistocene archaeology, Pre-Oldowan, Oldowan, Early Acheulean

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