Definition of Olduvai Gorge

1. Noun. A gorge in northeastern Tanzania where anthropologists have found some of the earliest human remains.

Group relationships: Tanzania, United Republic Of Tanzania
Generic synonyms: Gorge

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Olduvai Gorge

Old World monkeys
Old World oriole
Old World porcupine
Old World quail
Old World rabbit
Old World robin
Old World scops owl
Old World vulture
Old World warbler
Old World yew
Old world white pelican
Olduvai Gorge (current term)
Olea cunninghamii
Olea europaea
Olea lanceolata
Oleandra mollis
Oleandra neriiformis
Olearia argophylla
Olearia haastii

Literary usage of Olduvai Gorge

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1. Evolution of the Plio-Pleistocene African Suidae by James Michael Harris, Timothy D. White (1979)
"Generalized sections for Olduvai Gorge (after Hay in Leakey, 1973), ... Olduvai Gorge In terms of stratigraphie thickness, the Olduvai succession is ..."

2. Nature's Strongholds: The World's Great Wildlife Reserves by Laura Riley, William Riley (2005)
"Otherwise, if you picnic, be prepared for almost anything to join you—especially African black kites and vervet monkeys. Olduvai Gorge A German entomologist ..."

3. Mr Brouard's Odyssey by Diana Winsor (2004)
"But it is perhaps worth remembering mat none of the finds in die Great Rift Valley, of which the Olduvai Gorge is a part, would have been made had not die ..."

4. Women Marching Into the 21st Century: Wathint' Abafazi, Wathint' Imbokodo by Human Sciences Research Council (2000)
"At that time she spent several weeks working at Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania soon after it became world famous for the discovery of ..."

5. Africa by Jo Ellen Moore (1999)
"©1999 by Evan-Moor Corp. I- -r- The largest desert in the world is in Africa. What is the desert's name? Why is Olduvai Gorge important to archaeologists? ..."

6. Kenya by Eva Ambros (1999)
"His father's expeditions brought the young Richard to Tanzania, where the skeleton of an early hominid was found in the Olduvai Gorge; it was later named ..."

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