Olduvai Formation 6 - Olduvai Animation

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Olduvai region is the reconstruction of its dynamic formation processes. Without careful study by geologists such as Richard L. Hay, who worked out the stratigraphy of the region with L. S. B. Leakey, the discoveries at Olduvai would have had a much diminished impact on the world community. The following is a brief animated tour of the general formation processes that affected Olduvai over the past several million years. This is to give you an understanding of the various dynamic processes in operation, so that you may better appreciate the stratigraphic sections that will appear throughout the rest of this exercise.

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