Pleistocene Micromammals and Their Predators at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa

@article{FernndezJalvo2015PleistoceneMA,
  title={Pleistocene Micromammals and Their Predators at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa},
  author={Y. Fern{\'a}ndez-Jalvo and D. Avery},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  year={2015},
  volume={32},
  pages={751-791}
}
  • Y. Fernández-Jalvo, D. Avery
  • Published 2015
  • Biology
  • African Archaeological Review
  • Wonderwerk Cave has produced exceptionally large micromammalian samples that provides a range of information pertaining to taphonomy, and prey-predator ecology, which will improve the precision of environmental interpretation. Here, we examine these aspects for mid-Pleistocene strata 12 and 11, and conclude from the taphonomic evidence that the main predator responsible for the small mammal assemblages in the two lower-most strata at the site, was a category 1 predator, likely the barn owl Tyto… CONTINUE READING
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