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Lower Valley of the Awash
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Lower Valley of the Awash

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Rank: 1001 UNESCO
Wonder Type: Cultural
Country: Ethiopia
Best of: Fossils
Description:
The Awash valley contains one of the most important groupings of palaeontological sites on the African continent. The remains found at the site, the oldest of which date back at least 4 million years, provide evidence of human evolution which has modified our conception of the history of humankind. The most spectacular discovery came in 1974, when 52 fragments of a skeleton enabled the famous Lucy to be reconstructed.
This article uses material from UNESCO World Heritage List article "Lower Valley of the Awash", which is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share-Alike 3.0 IGO License.