Lower Omo Valley

The Lower Valley of Omo is located in South-Western Ethiopia. The age old sedimentary deposits in the Lower Omo Valley are now world renowned for the discovery of many hominid fossils, that have been of fundamental importance in the study of human evolution.

Ancient tools and hominid fossils dating back 2.4 million years ago have been discovered there. The area is also home to a huge cultural diversity of people. The Lower Valley of Omo is   one of the unique places in the world in that so many various cultures inhabit such a relatively small piece of land.