Age of Bed V, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

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Science  01 Nov 1968:
Vol. 162, Issue 3853, pp. 559-560
DOI: 10.1126/science.162.3853.559


Various finds of hominid remains in the Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania, have focused interest upon the age of the deposits in the sequence of six beds. After bed I was dated by the potassium-argon decay method, an absolute date of 10,400 years has now been obtained with the radiocarbon method from a sample of mammalian bones for bed V.

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