and Paleoanthropology related stamps
officially known as
the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, is a country located in
the Horn of Africa. It is bordered by Eritrea to the north and
northeast, Djibouti and Somalia to the east, Sudan and South Sudan to
the west, and Kenya to the south. With over 100 million inhabitants,
Ethiopia is the most populous landlocked country in the world, as well
as the second-most populous nation on the African continent after
Nigeria. It occupies a total area of 1,100,000 square
and its capital and largest city is Addis Ababa.
Some of the
oldest evidence for anatomically modern humans has been found in
Ethiopia, which is widely considered the region from which Homo sapiens
first set out for the Middle East and points beyond. According to
linguists, the first Afroasiatic-speaking populations settled in the
Horn region during the ensuing Neolithic era.
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Paleoanthropology related stamps issued in the year
"Archaeological Finds" 
"Discovery of Hominid Skeleton" 
"125th Anniversary of Addis Ababa" 
 Flint tool from Melka Kunture is shown
on stamp with face value of 50C,Omo Valley and humanoid jawbone is
shown on stamp with face value of 80C.On the banks of the Omo River,
archeologists have found fossil fragments of Olduwan hominids from the
early Pleistocene era and up to the Pliocene era. An important finding
is Australopithecus man, now extinct.
 Fossil of Australopithecus skeleton, named Lucy
shown on stamps from 1986 and on stamps with face value 4
of "125th Anniversary of Addis Ababa" set from 2013.
Several hundred pieces of bone fossils representing 40 percent of the
skeleton of a female of the hominin species, the assembly is also known
as Dinkinesh, which means "you are marvelous" in the Amharic language.
Lucy was discovered in 1974 near the village Hadar in the Awash Valley
of the Afar Triangle in Ethiopia by paleoanthropologist Donald
Johanson.The Lucy specimen is an early australopithecine and is dated
to about 3.2 million years ago. The skeleton presents a small skull
akin to that of non-hominin apes, plus evidence of a walking-gait that
was bipedal and upright, akin to that of humans (and other hominins);
this combination supports the view of human evolution that bipedalism
preceded increase in brain size.
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