Dikika Research Project


The Dikika Research Project (DRP) studies Pliocene hominins and paleoenvironments in the Afar Region of northeastern Ethiopia. Dikika is best known for the 3.3 Ma 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. Zeresenay Alemseged of the University of Chicago. Core DRP team members include: Zeresenay Alemseged, Andrew Barr, René Bobe, Denis Geraads, Shannon McPherron, Denné Reed, and Jonathan Wynn.

The data in the Dikika Research Project are currently restricted to project members.