Republic of Djibouti
Hara Ide 3
In 2003, the discovery of the Hara Idé 3 archaeological site and its excavation until 2005 by Henri Duday (CNRS, UMR 5199 PACEA) as part of the Franco-Djiboutian archaeological mission led to the discovery of several hundred fragmentary human remains, many of which were trapped in a residual lacustrine breach. The remains of seven individuals, three adults, one adolescent, two young children (1.5 and 6 years old) and one perinatal, were identified. Several returns to the field since 2016 associated with the reopening of the site in 2019 (excavations by I. Crevecoeur, CNRS UMR 5199 PACEA) have made it possible to enrich these discoveries with new human remains and to specify the chronological context of these deposits which places them at the end of the Upper Pleistocene.