New age constraints on the Middle Stone Age occupations of Kharga Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt.

@article{Smith2007NewAC,
  title={New age constraints on the Middle Stone Age occupations of Kharga Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt.},
  author={Jennifer Rebecca Smith and Alicia Louise Hawkins and Yemane Asmerom and Victor James Polyak and Robert F. Giegengack},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  year={2007},
  volume={52 6},
  pages={
          690-701
        }
}
Spring-deposited carbonate rocks, or tufas, exposed along the flanks of the Libyan Plateau near Kharga Oasis, Western Desert, Egypt, can provide a directly datable stratigraphic context for Middle Stone Age/Middle Paleolithic (MSA/MP) archaeological material, if such material can be found in situ within tufa strata. Two such localities (Mata'na Site G and Bulaq Wadi 3 Locus 1) described by Caton-Thompson were revisited and sampled for uranium-series analysis. At Mata'na Site G (KH/MT-02… CONTINUE READING
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