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Lower Valley of the Omo
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Type of site: Cultural
Date: Prehistoric
Date of Inscription: 1980
Location: Africa, Ethiopia, Southern Nation Nationalities & Peoples Region
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Description: The lower valley of the Omo is a world-renowned prehistoric site near Lake Turkana. The site has revealed numerous fossils; the Homo gracilis was among the site’s great discoveries, it carries a fundamental value in the study of human evolution. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Omo River is an important river of southern Ethiopia. Its course is entirely contained within the boundaries of Ethiopia, and empties into Lake Turkana on the border with Kenya. It is the principal stream of an endorheic drainage basin; the part that the Omo drains includes part of the western Oromia Region and the middle of the Southern Nations, Nationalities, and People's Region. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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