Mission Scientifique de l'Omo, 1932-1933, Tome I: Geologie - Anthropologie, Fascicle II (Geologie) + Fascicle III (Paleontologie): Contribution a l'etude geologique et paleontologique du bassin du lac Rodolphe et de la basse vallee de l'Omo

By Arambourg, Camille

SKU# 18314

$ 200.00

Pp. (fascicle II): (1), 63-230; 37 text-figures (mostly geological diagrams), very large folding color geologic map with onion skin overlay, 11 full page black-and-white photo-plates of human skulls, ethnographic scenes, geological scenes/sections and fossil Mollusca + Pp. (fascicle III): 231-559; 90 text-figures (mostly line-drawings of fossils), 40 full page black-and-white photo-plates of vertebrate fossils.  Publisher’s original light green printed wrappers + original dark gray printed wrappers, 4to.  From the series: Memoires du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle, nouv. ser., Tome 1, Fascicle II (Premiere Parte - Geologie) and Fascicle III (Deuxieme Parte - Paleontologie).  In 1932 and 1933, Camille Arambourg and colleagues undertook a geological and paleontological survey of the Lake Rudolf Basin (now Lake Turkana Basin) in Kenya and Omo River Basin in Ethiopia.  These volumes, published in 1943 and 1948, present a comprehensive geological survey of the area explored with a large-scale color geological map and a detailed anatomical analysis of vertebrate fossils collected in the 1932-1933 surveys.  These fossils were important for the biostratigraphic dating of the vertebrate fauna that was later associated with the early hominins discovered in the Turkana and Omo Basins during the years 1967 to 1980.  The geological and paleontological sections of these monographs are individually numbered pages 1 – 406; it is the complete work.  In addition, fascicle II also contains two other significant papers “Contribution a l'anthropologie de l'Afrique orientale: Les Tourkana et les Kikouyou” by P. Lester and “Mollusques fossiles et subfossiles du Bassin du Lac Rodolphe” by J. Roger. No ownership marks and no signs of use.

Publisher Editions du Museum
Publisher Place Paris
Date Published 1943-1948
Date Published Estimated No
Edition First edition
Number of Volumes 2
Reprint No
Condition Near fine
Condition Description Light sunning to the pale green wrappers of fascicle II with a slight bump to the bottom outer corner, fascicle III in ‘as new’ condition; overall a bright and clean copy in near fine condition.
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