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dc.contributor.authorWilkins, Jayne
dc.contributor.authorSchoville, Benjamin J
dc.contributor.authorBrown, Kyle S
dc.contributor.authorGliganic, Luke
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Michael C
dc.contributor.authorLoftus, Emma
dc.contributor.authorPickering, Robyn
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Benjamin
dc.contributor.authorBlackwood, Alexander F
dc.contributor.authorMakalima, Simangaliso
dc.contributor.authorHatton, Amy
dc.contributor.authorMaape, Sechaba
dc.date.accessioned2021-05-26T05:17:46Z
dc.date.available2021-05-26T05:17:46Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn2520-8217
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s41982-020-00050-9
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/400357
dc.description.abstractOver the last few decades, investigations of the southern African Late Pleistocene archeological record have transformed our understanding of Homo sapiens origins and evolution. However, the intensity of research on coastal and near-coastal records has surpassed that in the deep interior. One reason for the geographic bias is the rarity of well-preserved, datable rockshelter sites outside the more mountainous and karstic regions of South Africa. Here, we report stratified Middle Stone Age and Later Stone Age deposits at Ga-Mohana Hill North Rockshelter (GHN), near Kuruman, in the Northern Cape, South Africa. Contrary to a previous report, we show that the archeological deposits are in good context with minimal disturbance based on a detailed fabric analysis of plotted finds. Three dating methods, single-grain optically stimulated luminescence, radiocarbon, and uranium-thorium, indicate that the artifact-bearing deposits date to ~ 105 ka, ~ 31 ka, and ~ 15 ka. Thus, Ga-Mohana Hill North Rockshelter provides an important opportunity to investigate early human adaptation in this semiarid region of southern Africa.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherSpringer Science and Business Media LLC
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom336
dc.relation.ispartofpageto361
dc.relation.ispartofissue3
dc.relation.ispartofjournalJournal of Paleolithic Archaeology
dc.relation.ispartofvolume3
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode2101
dc.titleFabric Analysis and Chronology at Ga-Mohana Hill North Rockshelter, Southern Kalahari Basin: Evidence for In Situ, Stratified Middle and Later Stone Age Deposits
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationWilkins, J; Schoville, BJ; Brown, KS; Gliganic, L; Meyer, MC; Loftus, E; Pickering, R; Collins, B; Blackwood, AF; Makalima, S; Hatton, A; Maape, S, Fabric Analysis and Chronology at Ga-Mohana Hill North Rockshelter, Southern Kalahari Basin: Evidence for In Situ, Stratified Middle and Later Stone Age Deposits, Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology, 2020, 3 (3), pp. 336-361
dc.date.updated2020-12-18T00:41:26Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2020 Springer Nature Switzerland AG. This is an electronic version of an article published in Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology, 2020, 3 (3), pp. 336-361. Journal of Paleolithic Archaeology is available online at: http://link.springer.com/ with the open URL of your article.
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