The Edge: More on Fire-Making by about 1.7 Million Years Ago at Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa

@article{Beaumont2011TheEM,
  title={The Edge: More on Fire-Making by about 1.7 Million Years Ago at Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa},
  author={Peter Beaumont},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  year={2011},
  volume={52},
  pages={585 - 595}
}
  • P. Beaumont
  • Published 1 August 2011
  • Environmental Science
  • Current Anthropology
Located close to the Kalahari in central South Africa is a large dolomitic cave called Wonderwerk, in the stratified sediments of which there is evidence for fire-making that ranges from the end of the Later Stone Age to the very base of the Acheulean. That discovery is seen to be in accord with findings from four other regional sites, which together provide evidence that can be construed as support for fire-making over almost the same time span. 
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