Geology of the Olduvai Gorge: A Study of Sedimentation in a Semiarid Basin

By Hay, Richard L.

SKU# 18271

$ 65.00

Pp. xvi, 203; 12 full page photographic pages, 63 text-figures (line-drawings) - 4 are large double or triple foldouts of stratigraphic sections), 33 tables.  Publisher’s original brown cloth, lettered in silver on the spine, pictorial dust jacket, lettered in orange on the spine and front cover, 4to.  The major aim of this work is to present the geologic history of a small basin in a semiarid rift valley over the past two million years.  This history is built on results from many fields: stratigraphy, geochronology, paleontology, sedimentary petrography, mineralogy, isotope geochemistry and amino-acid chemistry.  Another major aim is to provide the archaeologist and paleoanthropologist with the stratigraphic position, age and paleogeographic setting of the many hominin remains and archaeologic sites for which Olduvai Gorge is famed.  The foreword to this work is written by Mary D. Leakey.  No ownership marks and no signs of use.

Publisher University of California Press
Publisher Place Berkeley
Date Published 1976
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 1
Reprint No
Condition Fine
Condition Description Light sunning to the dust jacket spine; a very bright and clean copy in fine (new) condition.
ISBN 0-520-02963-1
Limited Edition