Fire and grass-bedding construction 200 thousand years ago at Border Cave, South Africa

@article{Wadley2020FireAG,
  title={Fire and grass-bedding construction 200 thousand years ago at Border Cave, South Africa},
  author={L. Wadley and I. Esteban and P. de la Pe{\~n}a and Marine Wojcieszak and D. Stratford and S. Lennox and F. d’Errico and D. Rosso and F. Orange and L. Backwell and C. Sievers},
  journal={Science},
  year={2020},
  volume={369},
  pages={863 - 866}
}
Bedding of grass and ashes The Border Cave site in the KwaZulu-Natal region of South Africa has been a rich source of archaeological knowledge about Stone Age humans because of its well-preserved stratigraphic record. Wadley et al. now report the discovery of grass bedding in Border Cave, dated to approximately 200,000 years ago. The bedding, identified with a range of microscopic and spectroscopic techniques, was mingled with layers of ash. It also incorporated debris from lithics, burned bone… Expand
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