An Early Pleistocene Phytolith Record from Wonderwerk Cave, Northern Cape, South Africa

@article{Rossouw2016AnEP,
  title={An Early Pleistocene Phytolith Record from Wonderwerk Cave, Northern Cape, South Africa},
  author={L. Rossouw},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  year={2016},
  volume={33},
  pages={251-263}
}
  • L. Rossouw
  • Published 2016
  • Geology
  • African Archaeological Review
  • Grass silica short cell phytoliths were sampled from the four lowermost archaeological strata in excavation 1 at Wonderwerk Cave and offer an independent record of climatic change during an episode of Early Stone Age hominin occupation at the cave. Linked to differences in growing season temperature and the geographic distribution of C3 and C4 grasses in southern Africa, fossil grass phytoliths were used to trace palaeoenvironmental shifts at the site. The results suggest that Early Pleistocene… CONTINUE READING
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