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Human Evolution

, Volume 7, Issue 1, pp 17–33 | Cite as

Primate bearing Plio-Pleistocene cave deposits of Humpata, Southern Angola

  • M. Pickford
  • P. Mein
  • B. Senut
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Abstract

Numerous fossil primates have been discovered in cave breccias of the Humpata Plateau in Southern Angola. Associated faunal remains suggest an age for the sediments near the Plio-Pleistocene boundary. This report deals principally with the geological context of the cave breccias, their ages and their palaeontology.

Key Words

Plio-Pleistocene Cercopithecidae Cave breccias Angola Geological context 

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© International Institute for the Study of Man 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Pickford
    • 1
  • P. Mein
    • 2
  • B. Senut
    • 3
  1. 1.Chaire de Paléoanthropologie et de PréhistoireCollège de France et Institut de PaléontologieParis
  2. 2.Départment des Sciences de laTerre Université Claude BernardVilleurbanne
  3. 3.Laboratoire d’Anthropologie et Institut de PaléontologieMuséum National d’Histoire NaturelleParis

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