Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Baringo

1. one of the fourteen districts in Rift Valley Province, Kenya.

2. a lake in the Baringo district.

3. an archaeological region identified in 1966 near Lake Baringo, with twelve different fossiliferous units. Hominid fossils have been recovered from the Ngorora, Lukeino, Chemeron, Chemiogut, Chesowanja, and Kapurthin sedimentary formations. Often used with specific reference to an archaeological site found in 1966 near Lake Baringo, Kenya, dated to 500-200 kya, and that contains Acheulean artifacts at a living site and hominid remains, including two partial mandibles attributed to archaic Homo sapiens.

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