Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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East African Rift System

Geological feature in East Africa, 3,500 miles long and characterized by mountain building, faulting, volcanic activity, and erosion; it stretches all the way from the Red Sea in the north to the southern end of Lake Malawi (bordering Mozambique, Tanzania, and Malawi) in the south. Many hominid fossils have been located in this feature. Aka the Great Rift Valley.

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