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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
Systematic Butchery by Plio/Pleistocene Hominids at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania [and Comments and Reply]
Human origins research by archaeologists has expanded the evidence of the diet and subsistence activities of ancient hominids. We examine an important component of that evidence, theExpand
Human Beginnings in South Africa: Uncovering the Secrets of the Stone Age
The Stone Age is now beginning to be recognised as vital in establishing who we are and where we have come from. This period has long been neglected.
The human career : human biological and cultural origins
Richard G. Klein chronicles the evolution of people from the earliest primates through the emergence of fully modern humans within the past 200,000 years, showing how cumulative discoveries and analyses over the past ten years have significantly refined knowledge of human evolution. Expand
Archeology and the evolution of human behavior
Human paleontology and Paleolithic archeology both focus on the most ancient phases of human prehistory, and they often draw their materials from the same sites. Yet, since the mid-19th century whenExpand
Out of Africa and the evolution of human behavior
The fossil record implies that anatomically modern or near‐modern humans were present in Africa by 150 ka; the fossil and archeological records together indicate that modern Africans expanded to Eurasia beginning about 50 ka. Expand
A Howiesons Poort tradition of engraving ostrich eggshell containers dated to 60,000 years ago at Diepkloof Rock Shelter, South Africa
A large sample of 270 fragments of intentionally marked ostrich eggshell from the Howiesons Poort at Diepkloof Rock Shelter, Western Cape, South Africa attest to an engraving tradition that is the earliest reliable evidence of what is a widespread modern practice. Expand
The analysis of animal bones from archeological sites
In growing numbers, archeologists are specializing in the analysis of excavated animal bones as clues to the environment and behavior of ancient peoples. This pathbreaking work provides a detailedExpand
The mammalian fauna associated with an archaic hominin skullcap and later Acheulean artifacts at Elandsfontein, Western Cape Province, South Africa.
The Elandsfontein site, Western Cape Province, South Africa, is well known for an archaic hominin skullcap associated with later Acheulean artifacts, and comparisons to radiometrically dated faunas in eastern Africa indicate an age between 1 million and 600 thousand years ago. Expand