pre-history

Name ID 506

See also

Ofcansky, Thomas P and Yeager, Rodger Historical Dictionary of Tanzania
Page Number: xvii
Extract Date: 1000 BC

Original Khoi-San hunters and gatherers are disturbed

Original Khoi-San hunters and gatherers are disturbed by pastoral Cushistic migrations from Ethiopia.

Extract ID: 1202

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 11

Stone Bowl people

Pastoralists live in Serengeti and Ngorongoro - called the Stone Bowl people

Extract ID: 846

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 66
Extract Date: - 17,000

homo sapiens

skeleton of homo sapiens found at Olduvai

Extract ID: 830

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 66
Extract Date: - 100,000 to 0

Ndutu bed

only Lengai erupts - forming Ndutu bed.

Extract ID: 831

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 66
Extract Date: - 100,000 to -30,000

faulting at Olduvai

severe phase of faulting at Olduvai. Foothills of Ngorongoro subside and become Olbalbal depression. River cuts through to form Olduvai Gorge.

Extract ID: 832

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 66
Extract Date: - 400,000 to -100,000

Masek beds

ash from Kerimasi's eruptions form the Masek beds. Quartzite handaxes found.

Extract ID: 833

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 66
Extract Date: - 800,000

Climate improves

Climate improves. Still evidence of home erectus

Extract ID: 834

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 66
Extract Date: - 1,200,000

homo erectus

evidence of homo erectus appears, and Australopithicus boisei disappears. Climate becomes hotter and dryer

Extract ID: 835

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 66
Extract Date: - 1,500,000

Lake Olduvai drains

Lake Olduvai drains because of earth movements and faulting, but a river flows through the area

Extract ID: 836

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 65
Extract Date: - 1,750,000

Australopithicus boisei

Australopithicus boisei

Extract ID: 837

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 65
Extract Date: - 1,890,000

Olmoti erupted

Olmoti erupted, and thick lava flows covered the area now occupied by Olduvai gorge. Lake Olduvai formed in the area

Extract ID: 838

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 10

Main features of the area now formed

Main features of the area now formed

Extract ID: 839

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 08
Extract Date: - 2,500,000

Ngorongoro collapses

Ngorongoro perhaps as big as Kilimanjaro, and collapses inward

Extract ID: 840

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 10

Manyara rift is formed

Manyara rift is formed

Extract ID: 841

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 08
Extract Date: - 3,600,000

Sadiman and Laetoli footprints

Sadiman erupts capturing the footprints at Laetoli

Extract ID: 842

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 08
Extract Date: - 15M

Early rift

Early rift obscured by lava from the volcanoes

Extract ID: 843

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 08
Extract Date: - 20M

the Great Rift

Crack developed - the Great Rift

Extract ID: 844

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 08
Extract Date: - 70,000,000

African continent

African continent now in present shape and position

Extract ID: 845

See also

Hanby, Jeannette & Bygott, David Ngorongoro Conservation Area
Page Number: 08
Extract Date: -200M

Pangaea

supercontinent of 'Pangaea' starts splitting to form the continents

Extract ID: 829
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