The Comprehensive Olduvai Database Initiative, or CODI, is a free online inventory

of all paleontological specimens collected from Olduvai Gorge in Tanzania. This database

provides a research tool for scientists interested in studying this assemblage as well as a

curatorial aid for the Tanzanian government.

Explore the Database

Click on the photos below to go directly to the entry for that specimen and learn more about the history of paleontological research at Olduvai Gorge, one specimen at a time.

Right Photo: Two of the 2013 field assistants preparing to photograph fossils from the Leakey Lab as part of the inventory process for OVPP-L specimens. This project was generously supported in part by The Leakey Foundation in addition to the National Science Foundation.

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