Comparative studies of Late Pleistocene human remains from Klasies River Mouth, South Africa

@article{Rightmire1991ComparativeSO,
  title={Comparative studies of Late Pleistocene human remains from Klasies River Mouth, South Africa},
  author={G Philip Rightmire and Hilary J. Deacon},
  journal={Journal of Human Evolution},
  year={1991},
  volume={20},
  pages={131-156}
}
Abstract The main site at Klasies River Mouth was excavated in 1967–1968, and quantities of shell, animal bones and some human remains were recovered in association with a Middle Stone Age industry. More recent investigation of the caves has clarified aspects of stratigraphy and dating. It is well established that the site was first inhabited during the Last Interglaciation. Two main stages of deposition leading to formation of the (older) LBS and (younger) SAS members can be recognized, and… Expand

Figures and Tables from this paper

Observations on Middle Stone Age human teeth from Klasies River Main Site, South Africa.
  • F. Grine
  • Geology, Medicine
  • Journal of human evolution
  • 2012
TLDR
The sizes of most of the recently identified human teeth from Klasies seem to affirm at least one arguable aspect of morphometric modernity in the MSA at this site in the form of a tendency for tooth size reduction. Expand
Human foot bones from Klasies River main site, South Africa.
TLDR
The fossils support earlier suggestions concerning a relatively high level of sexual dimorphism in the African Middle Stone Age population and underlines the fact that the morphology of particular skeletal elements of some of the 100,000-year-old Klasies River individuals falls outside the range of modern variation. Expand
Additional human fossils from Klasies River Mouth South Africa.
TLDR
The limited evidence provided by this bone is consistent with that of other MSA cranial remains from this site in suggesting an overall, if somewhat ambiguous pattern of morphological modernity. Expand
Brief communication: a new Pleistocene hominid-bearing locality at Hoedjiespunt, South Africa.
TLDR
The fossil human teeth from in situ deposits at Hoedjiespunt are described and found to be large by comparison with modern humans but smaller than the known upper dentitions of southern African "archaic" Homo sapiens. Expand
The Middle Stone Age human fossil record from Klasies River Main Site.
TLDR
An updated overview of the stratigraphy and geochronology of the Klasies River Main Site is provided, and the human fossil record is reviewed, providing the first anatomical interpretations of many of the cranial vault fragments. Expand
Size and shape of the human foot bone from Klasies River main site, South Africa
INTRODUCTION Rightmire et al.’s (2006) recent study of three late Pleistocene human metatarsal bones from Klasies River main site, situated on the southern coast of South Africa provides valuableExpand
The Upper Paleolithic Human Remains of Nazlet Khater 2 (Egypt) and Past Modern Human Diversity
The Nazlet Khater 2 skeleton was discovered in 1980 during the excavations of the Belgian Middle Egypt Prehistoric Project in the Nile Valley (Egypt). Its association with the early Upper PaleolithicExpand
The palaeoecology of Klasies River, South Africa: An analysis of the large mammal remains from the 1984–1995 excavations of Cave 1 and 1A
Abstract Given the large number of hominin and archaeological remains the site has yielded, Klasies River has contributed significantly to our understanding of how humans developed and behaved duringExpand
Dating, archaeology and human fossils from the Middle Stone Age levels of Die Kelders, South Africa
TLDR
Although the Die Kelders MSA human teeth tend to be somewhat larger, they are morphologically similar to modern African homologues, and they exhibit several features that tend to distinguish modern Africans among other populations. Expand
New human teeth from Middle Stone Age deposits at Klasies River, South Africa.
TLDR
Evidence confirms that several of the Klasies individuals have very small molars, while others have cheek teeth that are close to the upper limits for size variation in recent Africans, in keeping with the view that sex dimorphism within this Middle Stone Age population may be pronounced. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...

References

SHOWING 1-10 OF 65 REFERENCES
Implications of Border Cave Skeletal Remains for Later Pleistocene Human Evolution [and Comments and Reply]
Recent excavations have helped to clarify the cultural and stratigraphic sequences at Border Cave, and human skeletal remains recovered at this South African site may well be associated with a MiddleExpand
ESR dates for the hominid burial site of Es Skhul in Israel
TLDR
These analyses suggest that the Skhul and Qafzeh samples are of a similar age and therefore it is possible that the presence of early modern humans in the area was episodic, rather than long term during the early late Pleistocene. Expand
Upper Pleistocene human remains from Vindija cave, Croatia, Yugoslavia
Human remains excavated from Vindija cave include a large although fragmentary sample of late Mousterian-associated specimens and a few additional individuals from the overlying early UpperExpand
The Stone Age Prehistory of Southern Africa
For more than three decades, between 1924 and 1959, our knowledge of the australopithecine phase of human evolution came entirely from southern Africa. In addition, southern Africa has a longerExpand
ESR dates for the hominid burial site of Qafzeh in Israel
Abstract Early modern hominids are found buried at the mouth of a cave at Qafzeh near Nazareth, Israel. They are associated with a Middle Paleolithic lithic industry. Previous dating of this site byExpand
Early hominid ulna from the Omo basin, Ethiopia
TLDR
This is the first early hominid forearm bone to be recovered in a state of completeness that will allow locomotor inferences, based on pelvic and lower limb material, to be correlated with good evidence from the upper limb. Expand
Last interglacial sea levels and coastal caves in the Cape Province, south Africa
Abstract The dating of the 6 to 8-m shoreline in southern Africa as early Pleistocene prompted a reassessment of evidence from archaeological cave sites on the south coast of the Cape Province whichExpand
Thermoluminescence dating of Mousterian Troto-Cro-Magnon' remains from Israel and the origin of modern man
The Qafzeh1 and Skhul2,3 caves in Israel have yielded the remains of over 30 hominids. Despite their association with Mousterian deposits, these have been recognized as forerunners of other HomoExpand
On Binford on Klasies River Mouth: Response of the Excavators
by RONALD SINGER and JOHN WYMER Department of Anatomy, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill. 60637, U.S.A/Norfolk Archaeological Unit, Gressenhall, Dereham NR20 4DR, U.K. 10 VI 85 In his FaunalExpand
Modern man in sub-Saharan Africa prior to 49 000 years B.P.: a review and evaluation with particular reference to border cave
TLDR
A Presapiens scheme of human evolution is postulated in which the savannas of sub-Saharan Africa are seen as the area where anatomically modern Homo sapiens originated at some as yet uncertain time prior to ~ 110 kyr B.P. Expand
...
1
2
3
4
5
...