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[HTML]\u00a0Regional patterns of diachronic technological change in the Howiesons Poort of southern Africa<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

M Will, NJ Conard\u00a0– PloS one<\/em>, 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 Loading metrics. Open Access. Peer-reviewed. Research Article. Regional patterns of diachronic technological change in the Howiesons Poort of southern Africa<\/strong>. Manuel Will\u00a0\u2026 Regional patterns of diachronic technological\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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On the Operation of Retouch in Southern Africa’s Early Middle Stone Age<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

CA O’Driscoll, A Mackay\u00a0– Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 Anatomical and genetic evidence places the origin of Homo sapiens in Africa <\/strong>around 315 ka (Richter et al. 2017). The approximately concordant emergence of the African<\/strong> Middle Stone Age (MSA Footnote 1 ) suggests linked biological\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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[PDF]\u00a0Investigating temporal change in Fauresmith technology: Insights from Rooidam 2, Northern Cape Province, South Africa<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

AK Eltzholtz – 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 The Fauresmith was first described as an industry<\/strong> between the ESA and MSA considered the culminating phase of the ESA that marks the beginning of a new lithic<\/strong> culture; from\u00a0\u2026 as well as marking the development of a Levallois\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n

Microbial biomarkers reveal a hydrothermally active landscape at Olduvai Gorge at the dawn of the Acheulean, 1.7 Ma<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

A Sistiaga, F Husain, D Uribelarrea, DM Mart\u00edn-Perea\u2026\u00a0– Proceedings of the National\u00a0\u2026,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

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Searching for hidden activities: Percussive tools from the Oldowan and Acheulean of West Turkana, Kenya (2.3\u20131.76 Ma)<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

A Arroyo, S Harmand, H Roche, N Taylor\u00a0– Journal of Archaeological Science<\/em>, 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 Lake Turkana in Kenya is one of the largest permanent saline-alkaline rift lakes in East Africa<\/strong> measuring around 40 km wide by 250 km long and 120 m in its deepest part (Frostick, 1997), and covering 7,500 km 2 . Three main\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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Exploring the Influence of Predation Risks on Oldowan Tool Use in South Africa<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

MV Caruana\u00a0– Journal of Field Archaeology<\/strong><\/em>, 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

Newly described Oldowan stone tools from Swartkrans Member 1 Lower Bank have highlighted important differences in raw material use and knapping methods when compared to Sterkfontein Member 5 East. This variability has been correlated to\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n

Humans, the Migrants<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

EAA Garcea\u00a0– The Prehistory of the Sudan,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 Part of the SpringerBriefs in Archaeology<\/strong> book series (BRIEFSARCHAE). <\/span>Abstract. Archaeological records in Southwest Asia and the Arabian <\/span>Peninsula provide hints that Sudan contributed to both the northern and\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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A matter of space and time: How frequent is convergence in lithic technology in the African archaeological record over the last 300 kyr?<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

Will, M., Mackay, A. (2020). Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology, pp. 103-125.<\/em><\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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Paranthropus through the looking glass<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

BA Wood, DB Patterson\u00a0– Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 Ecology; Environmental Sciences; Evolution<\/strong>; Genetics; Immunology and Inflammation; Medical Sciences; Microbiology; Neuroscience; Pharmacology;\u00a0\u2026 Bernard A. Wood. aCenter for the Advanced Study of Human<\/strong> Paleobiology\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n

Improved accuracy of U-series and radiocarbon dating of ostrich eggshell using a sample preparation method based on microstructure and geochemistry: A study from\u00a0\u2026<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

SL Loewy, J Valdes, H Wang, B Ingram, NR Miller\u2026\u00a0– Quaternary Science\u00a0\u2026<\/em>, 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 Previous article in issue; Next article in issue. Keywords. Quaternary. Geochronology. Ostrich eggshell. Human<\/strong> evolution<\/strong>. Africa<\/strong>. U\u2013Th series Dating. AMS 14C dating. Middle Stone Age. 1. Introduction. The Middle Stone Age (MSA) dates from \u223c320 to \u223c40 ka\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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Plant taphonomy, flora exploitation and palaeoenvironments at the Middle Stone Age site of Mwulu’s Cave (Limpopo, South Africa): an archaeobotanical and\u00a0\u2026<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

I Esteban, JM Fitchett, P de la Pe\u00f1a\u00a0– Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences<\/em>, 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 used in archaeology<\/strong> to identify the main mineralogical components in sediments, and reconstruct the chemical environmental history of archaeological sites (ie caves; South African examples, Schiegl et al. 2004;\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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Middle Pliocene hominin distribution patterns in Eastern Africa<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

A Villase\u00f1or, R Bobe, AK Behrensmeyer\u00a0– Journal of Human Evolution<\/strong><\/em>, 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

Abundance distributions of large mammals are underused in exploring how <\/span>ecological pressures vary across contemporaneous sites in the fossil record. To <\/span>
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[HTML]\u00a0Neural networks differentiate between Middle and Later Stone Age lithic assemblages in eastern Africa<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

M Grove, J Blinkhorn\u00a0– PloS one,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 Grove M, Blinkhorn J (2020) Neural networks differentiate between Middle and Later Stone Age lithic assemblages in eastern Africa<\/strong>\u00a0\u2026 A 500,000-year environmental record from Chew Bahir, south Ethiopia: testing hypotheses\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n

Lithic miniaturization as adaptive strategy: a case study from Boomplaas Cave, South Africa<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

J Pargeter, JT Faith\u00a0– Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 South Africa’s<\/strong> southern Cape landscape is one of a handful regions in Africa <\/strong>with rich inland archeological deposits covering\u00a0\u2026 Together, these data provide ample framework for exploring patterns in the organization of technology\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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Single grain TT-OSL ages for the Earlier Stone Age site of Bestwood 1 (Northern Cape Province, South Africa)<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

M Richard, M Chazan, N Porat\u00a0– Quaternary International,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

The transition from the Earlier Stone Age <\/strong>(ESA) to the Middle Stone Age <\/strong>(MSA) in the interior of southern Africa <\/strong>is associated with the Fauresmith Industry. Major cultural developments found in the Fauresmith include regular use of ochre and other\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n

An initial survey of the composition of ethiopian obsidian<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

A Negash, BP Nash, FH Brown\u00a0– Journal of African Earth Sciences<\/em>, 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 Highlights. \u2022 Ethiopia is rich in obsidian and prehistoric peoples were utilizing it to make <\/span>artifact since the Early Stone<\/strong> Age<\/strong>. \u2022\u00a0\u2026 Abstract. Ethiopia is rich in obsidian and prehistoric <\/span>peoples were utilizing it to make artifacts since at least the Early Stone<\/strong> Age<\/strong>\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n

Revisiting an old profile: an updated geoarchaeological study at Nasera Rockshelter (Tanzania)<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

DM Mart\u00cdn\u2010Perea, J\u00c9M Ma\u00cdllo\u2010Fern\u00c1ndez\u2026\u00a0– Journal of Quaternary Science<\/em><\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 A continuous sedimentary record from at least Marine Isotope Stage (MIS)<\/span>
\n 4 to the present offers a great opportunity to study Middle Stone<\/strong> Age<\/strong> (MSA)<\/span>
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Ichnological and archaeological evidence from Gombore II OAM, Melka Kunture, Ethiopia: An integrated approach to reconstruct local environments and biological\u00a0\u2026<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

F Altamura, MR Bennett, L Marchetti, RT Melis\u2026\u00a0– Quaternary Science\u00a0\u2026<\/em>, 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

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[HTML]\u00a0New records of a lost species and a geographic range expansion for sengis in the Horn of Africa<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

S Heritage, H Rayaleh, DG Awaleh, GB Rathbun\u00a0– PeerJ,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 New records of a lost species and a geographic range expansion for sengis in the Horn of Africa<\/strong>\u00a0\u2026 Biodiversity and Conservation. New records of a lost species and a geographic range expansion for sengis in the Horn of Africa<\/strong>\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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Abrupt climate change and its influences on hominin evolution during the early Pleistocene in the Turkana Basin, Kenya<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

Quaternary Science Reviews<\/em>, Volume 245, Article Number 106531, 1 October 2020. <\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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Is it Time to Retire NASTIES in Southern African? Moving Beyond the Culture-historical Framework for Middle Stone Age Lithic Assemblage Variability<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

J Wilkins\u00a0– Lithic Technology, 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 ABSTRACT. ABSTRACT. The Middle Stone<\/strong> Age<\/strong> (MSA) of southern Africa<\/strong> provides crucial insight on early Homo sapiens behavioral evolution. Archaeologists\u00a0\u2026 Social and ecological models for the Middle Stone<\/strong> age<\/strong> in Southern Africa<\/strong>. In\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n

Fire and grass-bedding construction 200 thousand years ago at Border Cave, South Africa<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

L Wadley, I Esteban, P de la Pe\u00f1a, M Wojcieszak\u2026\u00a0– Science,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 Report. Fire and grass-bedding construction 200 thousand years ago at Border Cave, <\/span>South Africa<\/strong>\u00a0\u2026 Irene Esteban. 1Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, 1 Jan Smuts Avenue, Braamfontein 2001, Johannesburg, South Africa<\/strong>\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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[PDF]\u00a0Hominin Ecology of the Early Oldowan 2 Ma<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

J Mercader, P Akuku, N Boivin, R Bugumba, P Bushozi\u2026 – 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 that enabled hominins to expand beyond Africa<\/strong>. This adaptive suite materialized in the absence of 158\u00a0\u2026 J. Hum. Evol. 116, 27-42 (2018). 227 30 Schick, K. & Toth, N. in The Oldowan: Case Studies into the Earliest Stone<\/strong> Age<\/strong> (eds K. 228\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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A Late Pleistocene human humerus from Rusinga Island, Lake Victoria, Kenya<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span>
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[PDF]\u00a0Experimentation preceding innovation in a MIS5 Pre-Still Bay layer from Diepkloof Rock Shelter (South Africa): emerging technologies and symbols<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

P Schmidt, B G\u00e9rald, B Jean-Philippe, D Laure\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 entangled into a social system similar to the one supposedly prevailing amongst Later Stone<\/strong> Age<\/strong> populations. In South Africa<\/strong>, not only do these innovations emerge at different times, but their appearance and development do\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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Rodents and other micromammals from the Pleistocene strata in excavation 1 at Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa: A work in progress<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

DM Avery\u00a0– Quaternary International,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 Wonderwerk Cave (27\u00b050\u203246\u2033S: 23\u00b033\u203219\u2033E) is a large cave in the Northern Cape Province of South Africa<\/strong>, some 45 km south of Kuruman, which contains a long sequence of deposits covering much of the Earlier\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n

Savanna tree evolutionary ages inform the reconstruction of the paleoenvironment of our hominin ancestors<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

DT Jonathan, BH Daru, BS Bezeng\u2026\u00a0– Scientific Reports (Nature\u00a0\u2026,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 hominins), and larger brains, precipitating the development of speech, use of fire, stone<\/strong> tool making\u00a0\u2026 evolution to the spread of savanna, it is notable that our savanna age<\/strong> estimates match\u00a0\u2026 arising at higher latitudes, as suggested\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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Beads and bead residues as windows to past behaviours and taphonomy: a case study from Grassridge Rockshelter, Eastern Cape, South Africa<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

B Collins, M Wojcieszak, A Nowell, T Hodgskiss\u2026\u00a0– Archaeological and\u00a0\u2026<\/em>, 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 Africa<\/strong>. Download PDF. Download PDF. Original Paper; Published: 29 July 2020. Beads and bead residues as windows to past behaviours and taphonomy: a case study from Grassridge Rockshelter, Eastern Cape, South Africa<\/strong>\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n

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The tip cross-sectional areas of poisoned bone arrowheads from southern Africa<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

Lombard, M. (2020). Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports, 33, art. no. 102477.<\/em><\/span><\/p>\n

Hunter-gatherers of the high-altitude Afromontane forest\u2013the Holocene occupation of Mount Dendi, Ethiopia<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

Schepers, C., Lesur, J., Vogelsang, R. (2020). Azania, pp. 1-31.<\/em><\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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TJ Davies, BH Daru, BS Bezeng, T Charles-Dominique\u2026\u00a0– Scientific Reports<\/em>, 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 to the definition of prehistoric savannas\u2014as open grassland or as a <\/span>grassland-tree mosaic\u2014nonetheless, it continues to influence thinking about <\/span>the selective landscape that shaped human<\/strong> evolution<\/strong>, and generate large\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n<\/div>\r\n <\/div>\r\n\t\t

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Palaeovegetation changes recorded in Palaeolake Olduvai OGCP Core 2A (2.09\u20132.12\u202fMa) Naibor Soit Formation Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

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Raw Material and Regionalization in Stone Age Eastern Africa<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

CA Tryon, KL Ranhorn\u00a0– Culture History and Convergent Evolution,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

Stone <\/strong>tools are the dominant artifact type at Paleolithic sites, and the kinds of stone <\/strong><\/span>tools used and their methods of manufacture form some of the richest datasets to <\/span>assess temporal and geographic patterning in hominin behavior. Using these\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n

Technology and function of Middle Stone Age points. Insights from a combined approach at Bushman Rock Shelter, South Africa<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

K Douze, M Igreja, V Rots, D Cnuts, G Porraz\u00a0– Culture History and Convergent\u00a0\u2026,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

Edge convergence, which is typical for pointed tools, is a major morphological\u00a0 <\/span>feature contributing to the definition of the African Middle Stone Age <\/strong>(MSA). The\u00a0 <\/span>multifaceted character of points might be the key to their success and for their\u00a0\u2026<\/span><\/p>\n

Lithic variability and cultures in the East African Middle Stone Age<\/a><\/span><\/strong><\/span><\/p>\n

EE Spinapolice\u00a0– Culture History and Convergent Evolution,<\/em> 2020<\/span><\/p>\n

\u2026 Abstract. Lithics are the most abundant archaeological evidence from the<\/span>
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