Dikika Research Project

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The Dikika Research Project (DRP) studies Pliocene hominins and paleoenvironments in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia. Dikika is best known for the 3.3Ma juvenile Australopithecus afarensis fossil known as "Selam". Selam is the most complete fossil skeleton of this species and one of just a handful of juvenile hominin fossil skeletons known.

The project is lead by Dr. Zeray Alemseged of the California Academy of Sciences. Core DRP team members include: Zeresenay Alemseged, René Bobe, Denis Geraads, Shannon McPherron, Denné Reed, and Jonathan Wynn. Andrew Barr and Zelalem Bedaso participated in fieldwork as graduate students.

The data in the Dikika Research Project are currently private, meaning that access is restricted to project members.

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