Korounkorokalé revisited: ThePays Mande and the West African microlithic technocomplex

  title={Korounkorokal{\'e} revisited: ThePays Mande and the West African microlithic technocomplex},
  author={K. Macdonald},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  • K. Macdonald
  • Published 1997
  • History
  • African Archaeological Review
  • In 1992 and 1993, the author reexcavated the rockshelter of Korounkorokalé, located in the heart of the Pays Mande. Evidence from this reinvestigation supports the idea of a long-term recurrent occupation of this site by peoples possessing a conservative quartz microlithic tradition for at least 5000 years. Seemingly aberrant “recent” first millennium AD dates from similar sites in the region are reexamined in the light of the Korounkorokalé sequence. It is argued that some isolated groups of… CONTINUE READING
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