Laetoli fossil footprints
Laetoli fossil footprints. Artwork showing the Laetoli footprints that were preserved in volcanic ash deposits around 3.5 million years ago. They were discovered in 1976 in Laetoli, Tanzania. As there were no knuckle impressions, this is evidence that these hominins, thought to be Australopithecus afarensis, walked upright. The ash was from an eruption of the Sadiman volcano.
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Cave painting: Kondusi stick dance, Tanzania
Kondusi stick dance. Reproduction of an African painting depicting the Kondusi stick dance. The stylized figures wielding sticks wear bushy head- dresses or hair-styles. This painting was found at Kondusi, central Tanzania. The figures are "Kolo- type figures", known for their stylized head- dresses. The painting may date 25, 000 years BP. This reproduction is in the Nairobi National Museum.
© SINCLAIR STAMMERS/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
RF - Lion (Panthera leo) male on savanna with dramatic storm clouds
RF - Lion (Panthera leo) male on savanna with dramatic storm clouds, thundery sky and light rays in the background. Ngorongoro Crater, Tanzania. Composite image. (This image may be licensed either as rights managed or royalty free.)
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