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Earliest Archaeological Evidence of Persistent Hominin Carnivory
The emergence of lithic technology by ∼2.6 million years ago (Ma) is often interpreted as a correlate of increasingly recurrent hominin acquisition and consumption of animal remains. Associated… Expand
Raw material quality and Oldowan hominin toolstone preferences: evidence from Kanjera South, Kenya
The role of raw material quality in Oldowan technology has not been fully explored. There are numerous studies suggesting Oldowan hominins preferred certain types of stone for artifact manufacture.… Expand
Oldowan behavior and raw material transport: perspectives from the Kanjera Formation
The archaeological record of Oldowan hominins represents a diverse behavioral system. It has been suggested that exploitation of lithic resources by Oldowan hominins was simplistic and represented… Expand
Oldest Evidence of Toolmaking Hominins in a Grassland-Dominated Ecosystem
Background Major biological and cultural innovations in late Pliocene hominin evolution are frequently linked to the spread or fluctuating presence of C4 grass in African ecosystems. Whereas the deep… Expand
Oldowan Technology and Raw Material Variability at Kanjera South
Advances in the study of Oldowan research have suggested that the earliest tool-makers had the technological capabilities usually suggested in later time periods. Work in West Turkana and Gona… Expand
Oldowan reduction sequences: methodological considerations
Abstract Transport of resources is a major feature of Oldowan hominin technological adaptations. Comparisons between different Oldowan localities often employ measures of transport that are based on… Expand
Bovid ecomorphology and hominin paleoenvironments of the Shungura Formation, lower Omo River Valley, Ethiopia.
- T. Plummer, J. Ferraro, +4 authors L. Bishop
- Medicine, Biology
- Journal of human evolution
- 1 November 2015
The Shungura Formation in the lower Omo River Valley, southern Ethiopia, has yielded an important paleontological and archeological record from the Pliocene and Pleistocene of eastern Africa. Fossils… Expand
Partial cranium of Cercopithecoides kimeui Leakey, 1982 from Rawi Gully, southwestern Kenya.
- Stephen R. Frost, T. Plummer, L. Bishop, P. Ditchfield, J. Ferraro, J. Hicks
- Geography, Medicine
- American journal of physical anthropology
- 1 November 2003
The Rawi Gully, located on the Homa Peninsula in southwestern Kenya, has produced several fossil elements of a large cercopithecid from sediments approximately 2.5 million years old (Ma). Nearly all… Expand
The Environmental Context of Oldowan Hominin Activities at Kanjera South, Kenya
The earliest archaeological traces and two new hominin genera (Homo and Paranthropus) appear in the late Pliocene of Africa. These first appearances may reflect novel hominin adaptive responses to… Expand
Flake recovery rates and inferences of Oldowan hominin behavior: a response to Kimura 1999, 2002.