Visitor’s Guide to the Olorgesailie Prehistoric Site (Pamphlet)
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Author: Isaac, G.L. (Glynn Llywelyn) (1937-1985)
Publisher: Museum Trustees of Kenya
Pub Date: not dated
Condition: Fair to Good. Stapled binding tight. No marks, tears, bends or folds. Front cover at spine edge sun faded. A couple of other spots of fading on both front and back covers, but minimal. Front cover corner at spine head has an approx. 1″ crease (not folded, but apparent). Very light edge and corner wear. Two fold-outs in good shape, folded and reinserted correctly.
Notes: Pamphlet. The Olorgesailie Site is in the Rift Valley of Kenya, approximately 65 km from Nairobi, and was established as a National Park in 1947. The site was first discovered in 1919, but wasn’t really worked until the Leakey’s took it on in 1943, with the help of captured Italian prisoners-of-war. (There’s a movie in there somewhere–“The Great Escape” meets Indiana Jones in “Out of Africa”?) The author of this pamphlet began work on the site in the 1960’s, for his dissertation “The Acheulean site complex at Olorgesailie Kenya: A contribution to the interpretation of Middle Pleistocene culture in East Africa” (Cambridge University Press, 1968). The site contained hundreds of stone tools and fossil animal bones. SCARCE.
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