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Re-investigation of the Matjes River rock shelter

  title={Re-investigation of the Matjes River rock shelter},
  author={Willemien D{\"o}ckel},
The rehabilitation of the Matjes River rock shelter on the eastern side of Plettenberg Bay, South Africa, provided an opportunity to obtain new information on the deposits. A metre wide column was excavated through six metres of shell-rich deposits at the junction of two cuttings made in the 1920s and 1950s and known as the "Apex". A small section was cut into the upper layers in the entrance area. A suite of radiocarbon dates shows the deposits to be between 6300 and 10 600 years old with a… Expand
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  • 2006
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