National Geographic : 1976 Dec
They shared the land with early man "AN ASTONISHING ARRAY," the author calls the Hadar H fossils-many of them ancestral to today's African species. The remains of a Pliocene elephant (right), cleaned by paleon tology assistant Claude Guillemot, included tusks, skull, back bone, and femur. Other mammals: pigs, giraffes, antelopes, rhinoceroses, hyenas, otters, and big cats. Still locked in sandstone, the jaw of a horse (below), found by Dr. Johanson, flashes translucent, scarcely worn enamel on its incisors, indicating immaturity at death. Baboon cranium (low er left) resembles those of modern species. A fragmented yard wide shell (lower right) is all that remains of a tortoise that crawled at lakeside three million years ago.