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2.6-Million-year-old stone tools and associated bones from OGS-6 and OGS-7, Gona, Afar, Ethiopia.
ORIGINAL ARTICLE Nutritional Composition of Some Wild Plant Foods and Honey Used by Hadza Foragers of Tanzania
We report compositional data for several foods that comprise the annual diet among Hadza foragers near Lake Eyasi in northern Tanzania. Samples collected during daily gathering trips over three…
Cosmogenic nuclide burial dating of hominin-bearing Pleistocene cave deposits at Swartkrans, South Africa
Reconsideration of criteria for differentiating faunal assemblages accumulated by hyenas and hominids
- T. Pickering
- Environmental Science, Geography
- 1 March 2002
It is suggested that only three criteria—proportions of carnivores to ungulates in the assemblage, the preserved condition of long bone specimens (either as whole cylinders or as splintered shaft fragments), and the types of bone surface modifications—should be retained as important factors in a diagnosis of the ancient bone-collector.
Cutmarked bones from Pliocene archaeological sites at Gona, Afar, Ethiopia: implications for the function of the world's oldest stone tools.
Taphonomic interpretations of the Sterkfontein early hominid site (Gauteng, South Africa) reconsidered in light of recent evidence
- T. Pickering
Configurational approach to identifying the earliest hominin butchers
- M. Domínguez‐Rodrigo, T. Pickering, H. Bunn
- Geography, Environmental ScienceProceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
- 15 November 2010
The Dikika research group focused its analysis on the morphology of the marks in question but failed to demonstrate the exact provenience of the published fossils, and failed to note occurrences of random striae on the cortices of thepublished fossils, which provide the configurational context for rejection of the claimed butchery marks.
Skeletal Element Equifinality in Zooarchaeology Begins with Method: The Evolution and Status of the "Shaft Critique"
Specific methodological and data recording recommendations are discussed that should eliminate the identified analytical problems and assist zooarchaeologists in assessing the degree of bias in the published work of other researchers.
Experimental patterns of hammerstone percussion damage on bones: implications for inferences of carcass processing by humans
Role of carnivores in the accumulation of the Sterkfontein Member 4 hominid assemblage: a taphonomic reassessment of the complete hominid fossil sample (1936-1999).
- T. Pickering, R. Clarke, J. Moggi-Cecchi
- Geography, Environmental ScienceAmerican journal of physical anthropology
- 1 September 2004
This study provides support for the "carnivore-collecting hypothesis" of Brain (Brain  The Hunters or the Hunted? Chicago: University of Chicago Press), which implicates large carnivores as prominent collecting agents of hominid body parts in Sterkfontein Member 4.