Exotic Minerals or Ostrich Gastroliths ? An Alternative Explanation for Some Evidence of Hominin ‘ Non-Utilitarian Behavior ’ at Wonderwerk Cave , South Africa

@inproceedings{Tryon2010ExoticMO,
  title={Exotic Minerals or Ostrich Gastroliths ? An Alternative Explanation for Some Evidence of Hominin ‘ Non-Utilitarian Behavior ’ at Wonderwerk Cave , South Africa},
  author={Christian A Tryon},
  year={2010}
}
Identifying the onset of symbolic or non-utilitarian behavior remains one of the most important issues in the modern human origins debate, and as such, early evidence requires careful scrutiny. ‘Exotic minerals’ dating to >350 ka are one of several possible indications of hominin non-utilitarian behavior from Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa. Ecological data… CONTINUE READING