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4,300-Year-old chimpanzee sites and the origins of percussive stone technology
Archaeological research in the African rainforest reveals unexpected results in the search for the origins of hominoid technology. The ancient Panin sites from Côte d'Ivoire constitute the onlyExpand
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Excavation of a Chimpanzee Stone Tool Site in the African Rainforest
Chimpanzees from the Taı̈ forest of Côte d'Ivoire produce unintentional flaked stone assemblages at nut-cracking sites, leaving behind a record of tool use and plant consumption that is recoverableExpand
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Forest people: The role of African rainforests in human evolution and dispersal
Conventionally, the African continent has been partitioned in two evolutionary domains. One of them, the rainforest, is home to apes and covers central and West Africa. The other one extends throughExpand
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Phytoliths in woody plants from the Miombo woodlands of Mozambique.
BACKGROUND AND AIMS There are no descriptions of phytoliths produced by plants from the 'Zambezian' zone, where Miombo woodlands are the dominant element of the largest single phytochorion inExpand
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Under the canopy: the archaeology of tropical rain forests.
Did our ancestors live in tropical forests? Although we see the rainforest as a bountiful environment teeming with life forms, most anthropologists and archaeologists have long viewed these areas asExpand
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Poaceae phytoliths from the Niassa Rift, Mozambique
Abstract The most common grass phytoliths from “Zambezian” miombos are described here for the first time. Their potential for long term preservation in sediments makes them a useful tool in theExpand
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Soil phytoliths from miombo woodlands in Mozambique
Abstract This paper describes topsoil phytolith assemblages from 25 loci underneath miombo woodlands on an eco-transect intersecting the Mozambican Rift along a geographical, altitudinal, climaticExpand
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Archaeological Site Formation in Rain Forests: Insights From the Ituri Rock Shelters, Congo
Abstract This contribution complements the existing literature on rock shelter geoarchaeology and site formation processes by presenting data from 10 granite rock shelters in a tropical rain forestExpand
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Phytoliths from Middle Stone Age habitats in the Mozambican Rift (105-29 ka).
The detection of areas suitable for hominins during late Pleistocene drought intervals is currently a priority for Middle Stone Age research. Predicting the location of populations and dispersalExpand
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Phytoliths from Archaeological Sites in the Tropical Forest of Ituri, Democratic Republic of Congo
Phytoliths record late Quaternary vegetation at three archaeological sites in the Ituri rain forest. The oldest deposits, dated to ca. 19,000 to 10,000 14C yr B.P., contain abundant phytoliths ofExpand
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