Engraved ochres from the Middle Stone Age levels at Blombos Cave, South Africa.

  title={Engraved ochres from the Middle Stone Age levels at Blombos Cave, South Africa.},
  author={Christopher S. Henshilwood and Francesco d’Errico and Ian Watts},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  volume={57 1},
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