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A Howiesons Poort tradition of engraving ostrich eggshell containers dated to 60,000 years ago at Diepkloof Rock Shelter, South Africa
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A large sample of 270 fragments of intentionally marked ostrich eggshell from the Howiesons Poort at Diepkloof Rock Shelter, Western Cape, South Africa attest to an engraving tradition that is the earliest reliable evidence of what is a widespread modern practice. Expand
Bedding, hearths, and site maintenance in the Middle Stone Age of Sibudu Cave, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
Micromorphological analysis of sediments from the Middle Stone Age site of Sibudu Cave, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, provides a high-resolution sequence and evidence of site formation processes ofExpand
OSL and TL dating of the Middle Stone Age sequence at Diepkloof Rock Shelter (South Africa): a clarification
Diepkloof Rock Shelter offers an exceptional opportunity to study the onset and evolution of both Still Bay (SB) and Howiesons Poort (HP) techno-complexes. However, previous age estimates based onExpand
Paleoindian settlement of the high-altitude Peruvian Andes
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These results demonstrate that despite cold temperatures and low-oxygen conditions, hunter-gatherers colonized extreme high-altitude Andean environments in the Terminal Pleistocene, within about 2 ky of the initial entry of humans to South America. Expand
Middle Stone Age Bedding Construction and Settlement Patterns at Sibudu, South Africa
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The Middle Stone Age (MSA) is associated with early behavioral innovations, expansions of modern humans within and out of Africa, and occasional population bottlenecks and may coincide with population fluctuations in Africa. Expand
The MSA sequence of Diepkloof and the history of southern African Late Pleistocene populations.
This paper presents the first multidisciplinary synthesis of the Middle Stone Age sequence of Diepkloof Rock Shelter (South Africa). We explore the main cultural changes that characterized southernExpand
Heat treatment in the South African Middle Stone Age: temperature induced transformations of silcrete and their technological implications
Abstract It was recently found that silcrete raw material was heat-treated during the South African Middle Stone Age (MSA) for altering its flaking properties. This finding led to hypotheses aboutExpand
Dumping, sweeping and trampling: experimental micromorphological analysis of anthropogenically modified combustion features
Six experimental fireplaces were constructed to investigate the ability of micromorphology to identify anthropogenic reworking of combustion features and to build a reference base ofExpand
Excavations at Schöningen and paradigm shifts in human evolution.
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An analysis of the finds from Schöningen and their contexts shows that the inhabitants of the site were skilled hunters at the top of the food chain and exhibited a high level of planning depth. Expand
Geoarchaeological investigations at Diepkloof Rock Shelter, Western Cape, South Africa
Abstract The sedimentary sequence at Diepkloof Rock Shelter formed through a complex interaction of depositional and post-depositional processes and was variously influenced by biogenic, geogenic,Expand
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