This volume presents the results of research on Arabian continental vertebrates discovered in the United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate of Oman, and the Republic of Yemen. The contributors provide information on Arabian palaeontology, stratigraphical, geological, isotropic and palaeomagnetic topics.
Laetoli in northern Tanzania is one of the most important paleontological and paleoanthropological
sites in Africa. It is renowned for the recovery of early hominin fossils belonging to
A. afarensis and for the discovery of remarkably well-preserved trails of footprints of hominins.
Given the significance of Laetoli for understanding and interpreting the evolutionary history of
early hominins the author initiated long-term geological and paleontological investigations at
Laetoli and at other fossil localities on the Eyasi Plateau.
This extensively illustrated volume
brings together for the first time the
results of research on Arabian continental
vertebrates discovered in the
United Arab Emirates, the Sultanate
of Oman, and the Republic of Yemen.
Eminent scientists from Arabia, Europe,
and the United States provide
up-to-date information on Arabian
paleontology as well as on Arabian
stratigraphical, geological, isotopic,
and paleomagnetic topics. The book
presents new fossil records· from
Arabia and Pakistan and discusses the
closing of the ancient Middle East
Tethy s seaway....
Since fossil vertebrates were first discovered at Porcupine Cave
on the rim of South Park, Colorado, in 1981, the site has become
the world’s most important source of information about
animals that lived in the high elevations of North America in
the middle part of the ice ages, between approximately one
million and 600,000 years ago.