Mieso: Geographical location


General Context

The Mieso area (Oromia region) is located in the central-eastern part of Ethiopia, in a transitional zone between the Afar Triangle and the northeast of Oromia.

The study area is situated in the zone of connection between the Afar region and the Somalian Plateau. The river Mieso and others nearby cut sediments in this southern border of the Afar Depression, leaving exposed the archaeological and paleontological deposits under study.

The archaeological and paleontological potential of Mieso has not been fully explored as yet, and future field seasons aim to assess the relevance of this brand new paleoanthropological area.


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