Middle Stone Age Bedding Construction and Settlement Patterns at Sibudu, South Africa

@article{Wadley2011MiddleSA,
  title={Middle Stone Age Bedding Construction and Settlement Patterns at Sibudu, South Africa},
  author={L. Wadley and C. Sievers and M. Bamford and P. Goldberg and F. Berna and Christopher E. Miller},
  journal={Science},
  year={2011},
  volume={334},
  pages={1388 - 1391}
}
Early humans constructed sleeping mats from local plants, including some with insecticidal properties. The Middle Stone Age (MSA) is associated with early behavioral innovations, expansions of modern humans within and out of Africa, and occasional population bottlenecks. Several innovations in the MSA are seen in an archaeological sequence in the rock shelter Sibudu (South Africa). At ~77,000 years ago, people constructed plant bedding from sedges and other monocotyledons topped with aromatic… Expand
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