Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania

Olduvai Gorge was discovered in 1911 by German entomologist Wilhelm Kattwinkel who fell into the gorge while chasing a butterfly. Since then archaeologists have been digging there almost constantly and have found seven layers of hominid and animal fossils as well as some of the earliest stone tools ever found. The name Olduvai was a European mispronunciation of Oldupai, the Masai word for the wild sisal plant that grows in the gorge. Visit the informative museum.

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