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The Middle Stone Age archaeology of the Senegal

In this paper, we contribute towards redressing this imbalance though a summary of the state of knowledge of the West African Middle Stone Age (MSA), and the presentation of preliminary analyses of ten newly discovered MSA archaeological sites situated along the Senegal River.

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The Middle Stone Age human fossil record from

Abstract. The paleoanthropological significance of Klasies River Main Site derives from its abundant Middle Stone Age (MSA) archaeological debris and the hominin fossils that have featured in discussions about modern human emergence.

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Middle Stone Age Tools | The Smithsonian

2021-4-27 · Here, the term ‘Middle Stone Age’ includes a variety of toolkits from Africa and also the toolkits usually referred to as the Middle Paleolithic in Europe. These toolkits last until at least 50,000 to 28,000 years ago. In Africa, the Middle Stone Age toolkits sometimes include blades and other types of archeological evidence (beads and artifacts that indicate the use of color and symbols) that are typical of the Upper Paleolithic in Europe. Explore some examples of Middle Stone Age

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Ages for the Middle Stone Age of Southern Africa ...

2008-10-31 · The expansion of modern human populations in Africa 80,000 to 60,000 years ago and their initial exodus out of Africa have been tentatively linked to two phases of technological and behavioral innovation within the Middle Stone Age of southern Africa—the Still Bay and Howieson's Poort industries—that are associated with early evidence for symbols and personal ornaments.

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The Middle Stone Age in West Africa: Lithics from the ...

2020-10-13 · The Middle Stone Age (MSA) began around 300,000 years ago and continued to around 20,000 years ago in Africa. During this time anatomically modern Homo sapiens emerged in Africa. Also during this period modern human behavioral traits appear gradually both

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The Middle Stone Age in East Africa and Modern Human

Middle Stone Age (MSA), the archaeological phase between 200,000 and 30,000 years ago which represents the beginnings of regional variation in technology and cultural adaptation as well as the period in which modern humans appeared.

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Human manual distal phalanges from the Middle

These two specimens provide some additional evidence pertaining to the morphological attributes of the distal phalanges of the Middle Stone Age inhabitants of South Africa. Together with the distal pollical phalanx from Die Kelders (SAM-AP 6402), they are relatively small in comparison with homologs from recent human samples as well as Late Pleistocene specimens from Eurasia.

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Middle Stone Age Technology and Cultural Evolution

2017-6-7 · This paper contributes new information to the body of evidence for Middle Stone Age tool-use in Tanzania. Magubike rockshelter is located in an archaeologically unexplored region of the south-central part of the country, and thus fills a significant geographical gap between sites further to the north and those to the south in Zambia and Mozambique.

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STEENBOKFONTEIN 9KR: A MIDDLE STONE AGE SPRING

Steenbokfontein 9KR is a Middle Stone Age spring site in the Waterberg, Limpopo. It is situated in a geological remnant, the Vaalwater Formation, a former basin that filled with fine-grained siltstoneandsandstone.Thereadysuppliesofwaterandsiliceousrock attracted Stone Age settlement. The petrographic and XRF analyses

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History Of Kruger Park - Middle Stone Age - South

The Stone Age spans a lengthy period - from about 2 million years ago, to 1 800 years ago, and gets its name from the use made of simple stone tools. Divisions into early, middle and late Stone Age exist, according to the complexity of the tools used. During the Middle Stone Age (200 000 years ago), it is uncertain which early hominid species ...

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Ages for the Middle Stone Age of Southern Africa ...

2008-10-31 · The expansion of modern human populations in Africa 80,000 to 60,000 years ago and their initial exodus out of Africa have been tentatively linked to two phases of technological and behavioral innovation within the Middle Stone Age of southern Africa—the Still Bay and Howieson's Poort industries—that are associated with early evidence for symbols and personal ornaments.

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Middle Stone Age cooking | Science

2020-1-3 · Middle Stone Age cooking. Early evidence of cooked starchy plant food is sparse, yet the consumption of starchy roots is likely to have been a key innovation in the human diet. Wadley et al. report the identification of whole, charred rhizomes of plants

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The Middle Stone Age in West Africa: Lithics from the ...

2020-10-13 · The Middle Stone Age (MSA) began around 300,000 years ago and continued to around 20,000 years ago in Africa. During this time anatomically modern Homo sapiens emerged in Africa. Also during this period modern human behavioral traits appear gradually both

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The Middle Stone Age in East Africa and Modern Human

Middle East. Fortunately these models have stimulated reassessment of the sub-Saharan Middle Stone Age (MSA), the archaeological phase between 200,000 and 30,000 years ago which represents the beginnings of regional variation in technology and cultural adaptation as well as the period in which modern humans appeared. Long ignored by East African

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Coastal adaptations and the Middle Stone Age lithic ...

New excavations at the Middle Stone Age (MSA) open-air site of Hoedjiespunt 1 (HDP1) on the west coast of South Africa advance our understanding of the evolution of coastal adaptations in Homo sapiens. The archaeological site of HDP1 dates to the last interglacial and consists of three phases of occupation, each containing abundant lithic ...

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Stages & Definitions of the Stone Age: Early, Middle ...

2019-12-3 · The Mesolithic Age is the ''middle stone'' age and acts as a middle period. While there was some development and change during this period, it wasn't drastic and acted more as a bridge between the ...

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Middle Stone Age – Wikipedia

2021-7-15 · Middle Stone Age (kurz: MSA; dt.:Mittlere Steinzeit) ist die auch im Deutschen verwendete englische Bezeichnung für den Zeitraum der afrikanischen Vorgeschichte zwischen Early Stone Age und Later Stone Age.Der Zeitabschnitt entspricht in etwa dem europäischen Mittelpaläolithikum und nicht der nur im nordalpinen Europa so bezeichneten, viel jüngeren Mittelsteinzeit

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Middle Stone Age — Wikipédia

2021-7-27 · Historique. L'expression Middle Stone Age a été introduite en 1929 par les préhistoriens sud-africains A.J.H. Goodwin et Clarence van Riet Lowe dans leur premier ouvrage décrivant l'ensemble des industries lithiques d'Afrique australe connues à cette époque.

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Assessing the Accidental Versus Deliberate Colour ...

2013-11-20 · Comparison with Nk shell beads from the 72 ka old Middle Stone Age levels of Blombos Cave, South Africa, and contextual analysis of other malacological remains from the same levels that were not used as ornaments identify the mechanisms responsible for the change of colour in modern Nk thanatocoenoses and heated shells, and show that although ...

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History Of Kruger Park - Middle Stone Age - South

The Stone Age spans a lengthy period - from about 2 million years ago, to 1 800 years ago, and gets its name from the use made of simple stone tools. Divisions into early, middle and late Stone Age exist, according to the complexity of the tools used. During the Middle Stone Age (200 000 years ago), it is uncertain which early hominid species ...

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The Middle Stone Age archaeology of the Lower Omo

This paper describes the excavation, stratigraphy, and lithic assemblages of Middle Stone Age sites from the Omo Kibish Formation (Lower Omo Valley, southwestern Ethiopia). Three sites were excavated, two in Kibish Member I (KHS and AHS) and one at the base of Member III (BNS). The assemblages are d

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Coastal adaptations and the Middle Stone Age lithic ...

New excavations at the Middle Stone Age (MSA) open-air site of Hoedjiespunt 1 (HDP1) on the west coast of South Africa advance our understanding of the evolution of coastal adaptations in Homo sapiens. The archaeological site of HDP1 dates to the last interglacial and consists of three phases of occupation, each containing abundant lithic ...

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A Middle Stone Age Paleoscape near the Pinnacle

Open-air Middle Stone Age (MSA) contexts in southern Africa have received relatively little research attention compared to caves/rock-shelters. MSA caves/rock shelters can provide long sequences of MSA behaviors dominated by residential activities in circumscribed contexts but most procurement activities occurred on the landscape in ...

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Comparative analysis of Middle Stone Age artifacts in ...

Centre for Archaeological Science, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia. Search for more papers by this author

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Middle Stone Age thinking | Nature Human Behaviour

2018-5-3 · Middle Stone Age thinking Download PDF. Research Highlight; Published: 03 May 2018; ARCHAEOLOGY. Middle Stone Age thinking. John Carson 1 Nature ...

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Middle Stone Age – Wikipedia

2021-7-15 · Middle Stone Age (kurz: MSA; dt.:Mittlere Steinzeit) ist die auch im Deutschen verwendete englische Bezeichnung für den Zeitraum der afrikanischen Vorgeschichte zwischen Early Stone Age und Later Stone Age.Der Zeitabschnitt entspricht in etwa dem europäischen Mittelpaläolithikum und nicht der nur im nordalpinen Europa so bezeichneten, viel jüngeren Mittelsteinzeit

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Middle Stone Age Humans Used Innovative Heating

2016-10-20 · Early humans living in southern Africa in the Middle Stone Age after 65,000 years ago used advanced heating techniques to produce silcrete blades, according to a new study.

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GitHub - FAIMS/memsap-excavation-2016: The

The Malawi Earlier-Middle Stone Age Project (MEMSAP) is a cross-disciplinary project aimed at understanding changes in human technology, subsistence, and demography across the time period known as the Middle Stone Age (MSA, from ca. 280 – 30 thousand years ago).

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Assessing the Accidental Versus Deliberate Colour ...

2013-11-20 · Comparison with Nk shell beads from the 72 ka old Middle Stone Age levels of Blombos Cave, South Africa, and contextual analysis of other malacological remains from the same levels that were not used as ornaments identify the mechanisms responsible for the change of colour in modern Nk thanatocoenoses and heated shells, and show that although ...

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