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    At site 103 with Ian Findlater, Chief Geologist at Koobi Fora where a multi-disciplinary team of scientists funded by the National Geographic Society and other trusts are researching into man's origins. Findlater explains the importance of sedimentary layering both in revealing fossils and helping to date them. He points out a hippo footprint.


    2.
    General view from one of the ridges running through Sit 103


    3.
    At the site's man's earliest known footprints.


    1.
    With Kathy Schick and John Musa Kyva excavating a site of rocks, tools and bones which they had previously buried to discover how erosion and sediments affect the layout. Measuring angles beneath the pegs


    2.
    Nic Toth making stone implements and using them to sharpen a spear. Toth last year used one of these implements to cut into the carcase of a dead circus elephant in Denver, Colorado ( see enclosed feature)


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    Nic Toth collecting volcanic basalt to make stone tools and then making them.


    2.
    Close up of actual tools, the largest being about 1.2 million years old, the others about 1.5 million years old


    3.
    Panning of various animal skulls used for comparison with fossil remains


    4.
    Close up of fossil hippo jaw from prehistoric times


    5.
    View of present day hippo skull


    6.
    View of three million year old fossilised tortoise shell, several times bigger than the present day species


    7.
    View of fossillised elephant skeleton about 1.5 million years old


    8.
    View of star but dramatic countryside near site of elephant excavation


    9.
    Crows near elephant excavation



    skull in the National Measum --- in order
    100 ft




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    See newspaper cuttings, a visitor's guide to Koobi Fora and other data
    nos: 3733 406 1813 1470
    see details about these skulls in enclosed visitors guide to Koobi Fore
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    Film ID:
    VLVA2IHQFP5ZT4VOJOEFBCCCMS2IZ
    Media URN:
    VLVA2IHQFP5ZT4VOJOEFBCCCMS2IZ
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/04/1980
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:18:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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