Dated Rock Engravings from Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa

  title={Dated Rock Engravings from Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa},
  author={Anne Thackeray and J. Francis Thackeray and Peter Beaumont and John C. Vogel},
  pages={64 - 67}
Radiocarbon dates associated with engraved stones from sealed archeological deposits at Wonderwerk Cave in the northern Cape Province indicate that rock engraving in South Africa is at least 10,000 years old. 
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Kakar for initially suggesting that we attempt CIO measurements with microwaves and for initial spectroscopic calculations
    paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Southern African Association of Archaeologists
      The rate used by Crutzen for recombination of 1°02 to form H202 is the same as that measured for the reaction of HO, with CIO by
        Archaeological Survey File B20/1/1 on Wonderwerk Cave in the Government Archives
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