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Swartkrans - Member 1 (Pleistocene of South Africa)

Also known as ETE Locality 642, Orange Breccia, Pink Breccia

Where: South Africa (26.0° S, 27.7° E: paleocoordinates 26.2° S, 27.5° E)

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: 11 Member (Swartkrans Formation), Early/Lower Pleistocene (2.6 - 0.8 Ma)

• ETE dating method: composite, ETE age comment: age=Pleistocene=approx. 1.7 my based on hominid and faunal evidence

Environment/lithology: wet floodplain; breccia

• ETE sed env 1: ., ETE sed env 2: . ETE event: ., ETE env comment: repeated mudfl. resulting from soil run off
• ETE rock type adj: breccia, ETE lithology comments: Matrix is secondary calcified reddish brown sandy silt, flowstone interlaminations , lenticular beds, travertine, brecc.

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying, surface (float)

• ETE Size: both; ETE reference list: 478, ; ETE museum list: TM

Primary reference: C. K. Brain. 1994. The Swartkrans Palaeontological Research Project in perspective: results and conclusions. South African Journal of Science 90:220-223 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik] more details

Purpose of describing collection: general faunal/floral analysis

PaleoDB collection 21824: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 17.10.1995, edited by John Damuth, Richard Potts and Hannah O'Regan

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