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Behavioral ecological models of lithic technological change during the later Middle Stone Age of South Africa
Abstract This paper examines changes in the organization of lithic technological systems during the later Middle Stone Age (MSA) of South Africa. Using principal components analysis (PCA), the studyExpand
Still Bay and Howiesons Poort Foraging Strategies: Recent Research and Models of Culture Change
It is argued that SB biface-dominated technology was designed to be multifunctional and to economize lithic raw material, a strategy well-suited to foragers moving frequently across a wide range of ecological zones in which access to resources and prey encounters were unpredictable. Expand
The Pacific
The Pacific forms part of the series ‘Seas in History’ edited by the late Geoffrey Scammell. Already published are the volumes about the Atlantic, the Baltic and North Seas and the Indian Ocean. TheExpand
Ethnoarchaeology and the Organization of Lithic Technology
Although the modern production and use of stone tools is rare, ethnoarchaeological research on this subject has provided important perspectives on methodological approaches to archaeological lithicExpand
Nissology:A Proposal for Consideration :
Add Shamans and Stir? A Critical Review of the Shamanism Model of Forager Rock Art Production
Abstract The “shamanism” or “neurpsychological” model proposed by Lewis-Williams and colleagues has had a powerful impact on rock art research, and has significantly added to our knowledge of pastExpand
Multivariate perspectives on change and continuity in the Middle Stone Age lithics from Klasies River Mouth, South Africa.
  • G. Mccall
  • Geography, Medicine
  • Journal of human evolution
  • 1 October 2006
A pattern recognition study using multivariate statistical techniques examining the data presented by Singer, R., Wymer, J.J., 1982 is presented, which shows the Howiesons Poort from Cave 2 groups closely with the MSA III assemblage from Shelter 1a due to similarities in raw material frequencies. Expand
An Experimental Examination of the Potential Function of Early Stone Age Tool Technology and Implications for Subsistence Behavior
Abstract This paper presents; an experimental examination of the potential function of Early Stone Age (ESA) stone tool technology. The discussion situates the behavior associated with ESA technologyExpand
Examining the evidence from small-scale societies and early prehistory and implications for modern theories of aggression and violence
This paper attempts to evaluate theoretical positions concerning the causes of violence among human societies using data from small-scale, radically non-Western societies and archaeological evidenceExpand