Ishango revisited: new age determinations and cultural interpretations

@article{Brooks1987IshangoRN,
  title={Ishango revisited: new age determinations and cultural interpretations},
  author={Alison S Brooks and Catherine C. Smith},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  year={1987},
  volume={5},
  pages={65-78}
}
The lakeshore site of Ishango in Zaïre has been interpreted as an early locus of a generalized fishing adaptation or ‘aquatic civilization’ which spread rapidly across eastern and northern Africa during the wetter climatic conditions of the early to mid-Holocene. New evidence from Ishango implies that this adaptation may have developed in the late Pleistocene and that its technology subsequently diffused to other regions where it was associated with a range of lithic styles, varying economies… 
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