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Looking for fossil traps

Reference

6362

Duration

00:08:45

Production year

2017

Original material

HD
16/9
Color
Sound

Summary

An international and multidisciplinary team of researchers sets out in search of the origins of man in southern Africa, in the Aha Hills (Namibia), a limestone massif whose geological evolution provides an ideal fossil record.
Paleogeological exploration of this karst landscape makes it possible to refine the speleogenesis of the caves and to precisely locate the paleokarst, these cavities filled with sediments that could contain remains of ancient hominids.

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