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ˈɔl dʊˌvaɪoldu·vai gorge

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  1. Olduvai Gorgenoun

    a gorge in northeastern Tanzania where anthropologists have found some of the earliest human remains


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    Olduvai Gorge is a significant archaeological site located in the eastern Serengeti Plains in northern Tanzania. It is known as the cradle of mankind due to numerous remains of early humans dating back millions of years that have been discovered there. The site includes hardened layers of volcanic ash which have preserved different types of hominid fossils, primitive stone tools, and animal bone fossils. Named after the Maasai word for the wild sisal plant, 'Olduvai', the gorge provides valuable insights into understanding human evolution.


  1. Olduvai Gorge

    Olduvai Gorge is one of the most important paleoanthropological sites in the world and has been instrumental in furthering the understanding of early human evolution. This site was occupied by Homo habilis approximately 1.9 million years ago, Paranthropus boisei 1.8 million years ago, and Homo erectus 1.2 million years ago. Homo sapiens is dated to have occupied the site 17,000 years ago. Olduvai Gorge is a steep-sided ravine in the Great Rift Valley that stretches through eastern Africa. It is in the eastern Serengeti Plains in Arusha Region, Tanzania and is about 48 km long. It is located 45 km from the Laetoli archaeological site. This site is significant in showing increased developmental and social complexities in hominins. Evidence of this is shown in the production and use of stone tools, which indicates the increase in cognitive capacities. Evidence also indicates the practices of both scavenging and hunting, which are highlighted by the evidence of gnaw marks predating cut marks, and comparisons on percentages of meat versus plant in the early hominid diet. Furthermore, the collection of tools and animal remains in a central area is evidence of increases in social interaction and communal activity.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of olduvai gorge in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of olduvai gorge in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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