Stone Age Africa

Single grain TT-OSL ages for the Earlier Stone Age site of Bestwood 1 (Northern Cape Province, South Africa)

M Richard, M Chazan, N Porat – Quaternary International, 2020

The transition from the Earlier Stone Age (ESA) to the Middle Stone Age (MSA) in the interior of southern Africa is associated with the Fauresmith Industry. Major cultural developments found in the Fauresmith include regular use of ochre and other …

An initial survey of the composition of ethiopian obsidian

A Negash, BP Nash, FH Brown – Journal of African Earth Sciences, 2020

… Highlights. • Ethiopia is rich in obsidian and prehistoric peoples were utilizing it to make artifact since the Early Stone Age. • … Abstract. Ethiopia is rich in obsidian and prehistoric peoples were utilizing it to make artifacts since at least the Early Stone Age …

Revisiting an old profile: an updated geoarchaeological study at Nasera Rockshelter (Tanzania)

DM MartÍn‐Perea, JÉM MaÍllo‐FernÁndez… – Journal of Quaternary Science

… A continuous sedimentary record from at least Marine Isotope Stage (MIS)
4 to the present offers a great opportunity to study Middle Stone Age (MSA)
occupations, the beginning and evolution of the Later Stone Age (LSA) in …

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