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Sterkfontein - Member 4 (Pliocene to of South Africa)

Also known as ETE Locality 609, Lower Breccia, Sterkfontein - Member 4,

Where: South Africa (26.0° S, 27.7° E: paleocoordinates 26.3° S, 27.4° E)

• basin-level geographic resolution

When: 14 Member (Sterkfontein Formation), Pliocene to Pliocene (5.3 - 0.8 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: based on two samples of bovid teeth radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: cave

• ETE sed env 1: trap, ETE sed env 2: cave ETE event: ., ETE env comment: karstic sol. of dolomite,periodic floods from surf
• ETE rock type adj: breccia, ETE lithology comments: Bed A=dolomite/chert,Bed B+C=red brown calcified clastics, Bed D=banded calcite, fine lenses=sheetflood deposits

Collection methods: quarrying

• ETE Size: both; ETE reference list: 415, 414, 412, 411, 409, 123, 121, 104, ; ETE museum list: TM

Primary reference: T. C. Partridge. 1978. Re-appraisal of lithostratigraphy of Sterkfontein hominid site. Nature 275:282-287 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik] more details

PaleoDB collection 21791: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 13.10.1995, edited by John Damuth and Hannah O'Regan

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