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2.6-Million-year-old stone tools and associated bones from OGS-6 and OGS-7, Gona, Afar, Ethiopia.
CRAFT Research Center, 419 N. Indiana Avenue, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, 47405, USA Department of Anthropology, Southern Connecticut State University, 501 Crescent Street, New Haven, CTExpand
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A new protocol to differentiate trampling marks from butchery cut marks
Microscopic signatures have previously been used to emphasize the similarities of butchery and trampling marks. The experimental background applied to differentiate both types of marks has beenExpand
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Cutmarked bones from Pliocene archaeological sites at Gona, Afar, Ethiopia: implications for the function of the world's oldest stone tools.
Newly recorded archaeological sites at Gona (Afar, Ethiopia) preserve both stone tools and faunal remains. These sites have also yielded the largest sample of cutmarked bones known from the timeExpand
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Configurational approach to identifying the earliest hominin butchers
The announcement of two approximately 3.4-million-y-old purportedly butchered fossil bones from the Dikika paleoanthropological research area (Lower Awash Valley, Ethiopia) could profoundly alter ourExpand
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The Origin of The Acheulean: The 1.7 Million-Year-Old Site of FLK West, Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania)
The appearance of the Acheulean is one of the hallmarks of human evolution. It represents the emergence of a complex behavior, expressed in the recurrent manufacture of large-sized tools, withExpand
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Early Pliocene hominids from Gona, Ethiopia
Comparative biomolecular studies suggest that the last common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees, our closest living relatives, lived during the Late Miocene–Early Pliocene. Fossil evidence of LateExpand
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Deconstructing Olduvai: A Taphonomic Study of the Bed I Sites
1. The home base debate - M. Dominguez-Rodrigo, C.P. Egeland, R. Barba 2. The hunting-scavenging debate - M. Dominguez-Rodrigo, C.P. Egeland, R. Barba 2.1 Introduction 2.2 The use and misuse ofExpand
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Meat-eating by early hominids at the FLK 22 Zinjanthropus site, Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania): an experimental approach using cut-mark data.
The meat-eating behavior of Plio-Pleistocene hominids, responsible for the bone accumulations at the earliest archaeological sites, is still a hotly-debated issue in paleoanthropology. In particular,Expand
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New estimates of tooth mark and percussion mark frequencies at the FLK Zinj site: the carnivore-hominid-carnivore hypothesis falsified.
Traditional interpretations of hominid carcass acquisition strategies revolve around the debate over whether early hominids hunted or scavenged. A popular version of the scavenging scenario is theExpand
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The Oldowan industry of Peninj and its bearing on the reconstruction of the technological skills of Lower Pleistocene hominids.
The Oldowan technology has traditionally been assumed to reflect technical simplicity and limited planning by Plio-Pleistocene hominids. The analysis of the Oldowan technology from a set of 1.6-1.4Expand
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