Recent research into oldowan hominin activities at Kanjera South, Western Kenya

  title={Recent research into oldowan hominin activities at Kanjera South, Western Kenya},
  author={L. Bishop and T. Plummer and J. Ferraro and D. Braun and P. Ditchfield and F. Hertel and J. Kingston and J. F. Hicks and R. Potts},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  • L. Bishop, T. Plummer, +6 authors R. Potts
  • Published 2006
  • Geology
  • African Archaeological Review
  • This paper presents the initial results of excavations at Kanjera South, located on the Homa Peninsula in Western Kenya. Since 1995, our exploration of this locality has yielded a combination of artefacts and well preserved faunal remains in a sedimentary context that also allows for environmental reconstruction. Here we examine the history of exploration of Kanjera and its significance in the development of palaeoanthropological research in East Africa. We also summarise our findings from the… CONTINUE READING
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