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SA Auction #106 begins on 13 Apr 2023

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L. S. B. Leakey

OLDUVAI GORGE A report on the evolution of the hand-axe culture in Beds I-IV

The book includes chapters on the Geology and Fauna by the late Prof. Hans Reck and Dr A.T. Hopwood.

Published: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1951

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Grey paper card dust jacket with pink panel on front and spin and purple titles on front. Spine faded. Small tear in centre of just jacket spine and small piece of spine top missing. Dust jacket price-clipped.

Brown cloth-covered boards with gilt titles on spine, in very good condition. Endpapers and first title page foxed, front and back, but foxing does not extend into the book. Binding tight.

38 plates, including fold-out plate at the end of the book, and 62 figures.

Pages [i-xv]xvi 1-163.

A report based on six expeditions made by Dr. Leakey to the Olduvai Gorge. By working from level to level Dr. Leakey has traced the evolution of the hand-axe industry from pebble-tools at the base to refined Acheulian hand-axes at the top of Bed IV. Through corroboration with his colleagues, he has elated the archaeological sequences with the changes in flora and fauna over the same period.

  • Size: 290 x 230 x 20 mm
  • Sold By: Pringle Bay Books
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  • Country: South Africa
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