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Early human use of marine resources and pigment in South Africa during the Middle Pleistocene
It is shown that by ∼164’kyr ago (±12 kyr) at Pinnacle Point (on the south coast of South Africa) humans expanded their diet to include marine resources, perhaps as a response to these harsh environmental conditions. Expand
Soils and Micromorphology in Archaeology
Basic concepts in soil science and current methods field strategies the microscopic approach thin section description sediments anthropogenic features post-depositional processes and relevantExpand
Blombos Cave, Southern Cape, South Africa : Preliminary report on the 1992-1999 excavations of the Middle Stone Age levels
The Later- and Middle Stone Age levels at Blombos Cave (BBC) were excavated over four field seasons between 1992 and 1999. Here we report on the results from the Middle Stone Age (MSA) levels. TheExpand
Microstratigraphic evidence of in situ fire in the Acheulean strata of Wonderwerk Cave, Northern Cape province, South Africa
Micromorphological and Fourier transform infrared microspectroscopy analyses of intact sediments at the site of Wonderwerk Cave provide unambiguous evidence—in the form of burned bone and ashed plant remains—that burning took place in the cave during the early Acheulean occupation, approximately 1.0 Ma. Expand
The Excavations in Kebara Cave, Mt. Carmel [and Comments and Replies]
Resultats des fouilles recentes (1982-90) sur le site du Paleolithique moyen de Kebara, Israel. Synthese de la stratigraphie complexe du site et datation. Description des structures spatiales deExpand
Early Pottery at 20,000 Years Ago in Xianrendong Cave, China
The dating of the early pottery from Xianrendong Cave, Jiangxi Province, China, and the micromorphology of the stratigraphic contexts of the pottery sherds and radiocarbon samples show that pottery was first made and used 10 millennia or more before the emergence of agriculture. Expand
Radiometric dating of the Earlier Stone Age sequence in excavation I at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa: preliminary results.
The preliminary radiometric dates reported here place the onset of the Acheulean at this site to approximately 1.6 Ma, which is roughly contemporaneous with that of East Africa. Expand
The early Upper Paleolithic occupations at Uçağizli Cave (Hatay, Turkey).
The sequence at Uçağizli Cave documents the technological transition between Initial Upper Paleolithic and Ahmarian, with a high degree of continuity in foraging and technological activities, and documents major shifts in occupational intensity and mobility. Expand
Radiocarbon dating of charcoal and bone collagen associated with early pottery at Yuchanyan Cave, Hunan Province, China
The radiocarbon ages of the sediments based on analyses of charcoal and bone collagen show that the age of the ancient pottery ranges between 18,300 and 15,430 cal BP, which provides some of the earliest evidence for pottery making in China. 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