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IMPORTANT NOTE: We have maintained the originally published taxonomic designation for each specimen despite the fact that many of these specimens have been reclassified since.  We chose to follow this protocol because of the difficulty in keeping up to date with all of the taxonomic groups, and our hesitancy to make a judgement call on taxonomic debates.  As such, please search the database with this in mind, perhaps using higher level taxonomic classifications for your query.

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7924 specimens found
Image Spec # CODI Database ID Arch. Locality Geo. Locality Elements Preserved Excavation Date Repository Bed Level Stratigraphic Horizon Bibliographic Information Curatorial Notes ID By ID Date Research Team In Situ Sediment or Matrix Adhering Class Order Suborder Infraorder Superfamily Family Subfamily Tribe Genus Species Subspecies Taxonomic Notes Taxonomic Problems
OLD/70/5939 WK VIII/I 8266 38 - WK PHX 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania VIII I -- Phalanx. Card in bag with specimen states "WK main cha(?) Primate I=papionini." 2012/08/10 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea Cercopithecidae No
OLD/70 5931 WK VIII/3 8268 38 - WK C 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania VIII 3 -- Canine. Card in bag with specimen states "WK main changed? monkey." Specimen found in bag with Old/70 5929 WK VIII/4. 2012/08/10 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
OLD/70 5929 WK VIII/4 8269 38 - WK C 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania VIII 4 -- Canine. Card in bag with specimen states "WK main changed? monkey." Specimen found in bag with OLD/70 5931 WK VIII/3. 2012/08/10 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
JK 1259 IV/I 8284 40 - JK I 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania VI 1 -- Incisor. Card in bag with specimen states "OLD Bed III, JK primate? six teeth, five non primate, one hyaena (lower vert.?) 1256, JK 1258 III/2, JK 1254 71/I and JK 1255 IV/3. 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia No
JK 1255 IV/3 8285 40 - JK M-f 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania VI 3 -- Molar, very worn. Card in bag with specimen states "Old Bed III JK, Primate? six teeth, five non primate one hyaena (lower vert.?) 1254 RM3 colobine ED 81." Specimen found in bag with specimen JK 1259 VI/I, JK 1254 71/I, JK 1258 III/2, 1256 and 1257. 2012/08/13 264 - Leakey family expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Cercopithecoidea No
6645 3957 CAL V Petter, G. 1973. Carnivores Pleistocenes du ravin d’Olduvai (Tanzanie). Fossil vertebrates of Africa 3:43-100. Author lists specimen in an assemblage that is described as coming from FLK N, Dal K, and FLK NN but does not specifically assign site. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OLD-3 12544 R-MAN-f, TOOTH (3) 114 - Natural History Museum UK V -- OLD-3; not fossilized; "U. Pleistocene Upper Kenya Caspian C. Bed V, Olduvai, T.T. Living site contemporary with Olduvai skull. Colld. Miss DMA Bate & Dr. KP Oakley Presd. 1947." Unknown Mammalia Rodentia No
M. 104091 12612 R-M 114 - Natural History Museum UK V -- right upper M3; OLD-435; (Last edit SC 2019) Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-23 7700 CAL 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Unknown -- Mixed during washing with another calcaneus OVPP-27. See OVPP-27. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-27 7704 CAL 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Unknown -- Mixed during washing with another calcaneus OVPP-23. See OVPP-23. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/6/28 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-L-1567 10389 23 - TK 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania OLD/70 Unknown Mammalia 11 indeterminate bone fragments Unknown
OVPP-376 9747 HOR-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Ndutu? -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-377 9748 MAN 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Ndutu? -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Proboscidea Tethytheria Behemota Elephantoidea Elephantidae No
OVPP-378 9749 L-AST 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Ndutu? -- Left astragalus. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-379 9750 AST 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Ndutu? -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Hippopotamoidea Hippopotamidae No
OH 1 3717 13 - RK 278 - 9 SKEL 1913 116 - Bayerische Staatssammlung für Paläontologie und Geologie (BSPG), Munich, Germany Ndutu Intrusive burial Hans-Reck. 1913, Oldoway-Expedition Monograph; LSB Leakey 18 March 1933 Partial skeleton. Intrusive burial post-dating primary Olduvai sequence. 144 - H. Reck 273 - Reck expedition Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo sapiens No
OH 11 3726 24 - DK 285 - 13 PAL , L-MAX-f , TOOTH-f 1962 122 - National Museum and House of Culture, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania Ndutu Lower Found in stream bed at bottom of gully near DK excavations. See curatorial notes for details. Leakey MD. (1971) Olduvai Gorge, Vol. 3: excavations in Beds I & II 1960-1963. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press. Left half of palate and maxillary arch, crowns of teeth not preserved. "It is thus impossible to assign to any stratigraphic level, although the condition of the bone, which bears a pinkish tinge, is similar to that seen in fossil bones from a conglomerate at the head of the DK gully belonging to the lower Ndutu Beds" (Leakey MD, 1971:230). Specimen previously housed at National Museum of Kenya. 154 - Leakey and Leakey 264 - Leakey family expedition No Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo sp. No
OVPP-362 9738 L-MAN, L-P, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Ndutu Contact -- Left mandible with P4 and M3. Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/24 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OH 1968 3797 40 - JK CRA 1968 125 - Germany Ndutu Lower Surface. Von Zieten RRR. 2009. Preliminary report on a new Olduvai hominid from 1968: an Anatomically-Modern-Man from Upper Ndutu Bed. Retrieved from http://www1.uni-hamburg.de/ Anatomically modern. Complete skull. Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo sapiens Anatomically modern No
OH 83 13062 17 - PLK 323 - 23 NRCR 127 - National Natural History Museum, Arusha, Tanzania Ndutu Upper Reiner, W. B., Masao, F., Sholts, S. B., Songita, A. V., Stanistreet, I., Stollhofen, H., … & Hlusko, L. J. (2017). OH 83: A new early modern human fossil cranium from the Ndutu beds of Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. American journal of physical anthropology, 164(3), 533-545. 292 - Proyecto Olduvai Unknown Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae No
COP-12-58 9642 98 - 95 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Ndutu -- Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/22 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Perissodactyla Ceratomorpha Tapiromorpha Rhinocerotoidea Rhinocerotidae No
OH 61 3776 80 - MCK SKEL 1982 104 - Unknown Naisiusiu? -- Crouched burial. Yes Mammalia Primates Anthropoidea Haplorhini Hominoidea Hominidae Homininae Hominini Homo sapiens No
COP-12-11 9596 L-MTT 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Naisiusiu -- Left third MT3 no distal end. Preservation doesn't seem right for Naisiusiu. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/21 254 - COP Unknown Mammalia Carnivora No
OVPP-509 9880 L-MAX-f, L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Maxillary left M1 or M2 with maxillary bone adhering. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Antilopini No
OVPP-510 9881 HOR 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-511 9882 L-MAN-f, L-P, L-M, R-MAN-f, R-M, R-MAX-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Three pieces- labeled A, B, and C. Left mandible fragment with P3-4 and M1-2. Right mandible fragment with M3. Right maxillary fragment with M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Antilopini No
OVPP-512 9883 PHX 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Intermediate phalanx. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-513 9884 VER-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Reptilia No
OVPP-514 9885 AST 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP Unknown Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-515 9886 R-MAN-f, M-f 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Right mandible fragment with broken M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Antilopini No
OVPP-516 9887 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Maxillary equid molar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Perissodactyla Hippomorpha Equidae No
OVPP-517 9888 M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Right maxillary molar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP Unknown Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Antilopinae Tragelaphini No
OVPP-518 9889 R-MAN-f, R-P, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Right mandible fragment with P2-4 and M1-3. Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Suiformes Suoidea Suidae Suinae Potamochoerini Kolpochoerus No
OVPP-519 9890 R-MAN-f, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Right mandibular fragment with M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-520 9891 L-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Left maxillary molar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Antilopini No
OVPP-521 9892 AST 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-522 9893 R-MAN-f, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Right mandible fragment with M2-3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Bovinae Antilopini No
OVPP-523 9894 MAX, M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek? About 5 meters below carbonate top, reddish brown popcorn clays about 3m below silts. -- Right maxilla with M1-3. Needs prep. 157 - L. Hlusko 2013/06/30 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae Alcelaphinae Alcelaphini No
OVPP-177 7855 R-MAN-f, R-M 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Right mandible fragment with M1-M3. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Y Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No
OVPP-178 7856 MAX-f, P 126 - Mary Leakey Camp, Antiquities Station Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Masek -- Maxillary fragment with premolar. 157 - L. Hlusko 2012/07/06 253 - OVPP No Mammalia Artiodactyla Ruminantia Bovoidea Bovidae No