Sites & cities that bear the name of Hadar


Today in : Ethiopia
First trace of activity : ca. 3,210,000 B.C.E
Last trace of activity : ca. 2,330,000 B.C.E
Recorded names : Qad daqar

Description : Hadar (also spelled Qad daqar; Afar "white [qidi] stream [daqar]") is a village in Ethiopia on the southern edge of the Afar Triangle (part of East Africa's Great Rift Valley). The village is known for the nearby archaeological digs which have yielded some of the most well-known hominin fossils, including "Lucy." According to Jon Kalb, early maps show caravan routes passing within 10 or 15 kilometers of Hadar, though not through it. The British explorer L.M. Nesbitt passed 15 kilometers west of Hadar in 1928.

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