Taphonomy and Behaviour at the Acheulean Site of Kariandusi, Kenya

@article{Shipton2011TaphonomyAB,
  title={Taphonomy and Behaviour at the Acheulean Site of Kariandusi, Kenya},
  author={Ceri Shipton},
  journal={African Archaeological Review},
  year={2011},
  volume={28},
  pages={141-155}
}
  • C. Shipton
  • Published 15 May 2011
  • Geography
  • African Archaeological Review
In this article, Louis Leakey’s previously unpublished field reports are used to describe the 1929–1931 excavation campaign at the Acheulean site of Kariandusi. Using the sample of artefacts from this campaign housed in the Pitt Rivers Museum, Oxford University, I attempt to understand the natural and behavioural factors contributing to site formation at Kariandusi. The matrix adhering to the artefacts and the degree of rounding on the artefacts are used to assess the depositional environments… 
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