• The Olduvai Gorge Project

    The Olduvai Paleonthropology and Paleoecology Project (TOPP), work at Olduvai Gorge started in 2006. Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo (Complutense University, Madrid, Spain) and Audax Mabulla (University of Dar es Salaam Read More +
  • What is Olduvai Gorge?

    The gorge contains one of the richest and best preserved archaeological and paleontological records for the study of human evolution. Read More +
  • The Olduvai Field School

    Endowed with some of the most spectacular and world famous archaeological and paleoanthropological sites, Tanzania presents focused, self-driven students with an opportunity to become deeply immersed and engaged in the beauty and splendor of a unique cultural and prehistoric tour de force. Read More +
  • Current research

    The earliest stages of human behavior underwent a modification with the emergence of Homo erectus. With this hominin type, new technologies, such as the Acheulian and new subsistence behaviors based on the more intensive consumption of meat also emerged. Read More +
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Our Publications...

  • New Taphonomic Diagnostic of Hominoid Behavior and the Consumption of Meat and Bone by 1.2 Ma Hominins at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Read More +
  • Earliest Porotic Hyperostosis on a 1.5-Million-Year Old Hominin, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania Read More +
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  • The spectacular landscape of northern Tanzania, where Olduvai Gorge is situated, is the product of both abrupt high-energy processes like volcanism and plate tectonics and the slower low-energy processes of weathering and erosion operating together over millions of years.
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  • The Comunidad de Madrid sponsored, through its cooperation program, the creation of The Aguirre-Mturi Research Station at Olduvai Gorge
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  • Geographically, Tanzania exhibits some of the most diverse, awesome, and breathtaking topography known to humankind. Although Tanzania is still very much a developing country, it offers a unique and exhilarating backdrop for intense and academically and culturally rewarding study.
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  • TOPPP's work at Olduvai Gorge started in 2006. Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo (Complutense University, Madrid, Spain) and Audax Mabulla (University of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania) started the project with a team formed by several professional researchers from various fields.
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  • TOPPP is composed of extremely experienced professional among which we can distinguish Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Enrique Baquedano, Audax Mabulla, Charles Musiba...
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  • The Behavioral Evolution of Homo Erectus (Ergaster): Archaeological and Palaeoecological Study Of The Anthropogenic Sites from Middle And Upper Bed II, Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania)
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The Olduvai Gorge Project in Video

Tanzanian Collaboration

His excellency J. Kikwete, president of Tanzania, with Manuel Domínguez.Rodrigo His excellency J. Kikwete, president of Tanzania, with Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, a reflection of the joint Spanish-Tanzanian venture in the project at Olduvai.