The context of early megalithic architecture in eastern Africa: the Turkana Basin c. 5000-4000 BP

  title={The context of early megalithic architecture in eastern Africa: the Turkana Basin c. 5000-4000 BP},
  author={Katherine M. Grillo and Elisabeth Hildebrand},
  journal={Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa},
  pages={193 - 217}
Megalithic ‘pillar sites’ built by middle Holocene peoples of the Turkana Basin in northwestern Kenya provide eastern Africa's earliest known example of monumental architecture. Radiometric dates place pillar site construction and use ~5000-4000 cal. BP. This social innovation occurred during a period of marked environmental and economic change: the level of Lake Turkana dropped dramatically, vast plains opened between the lake and neighbouring volcanic ridges and herding was added to the… 

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