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The Oldowan horizon in Wonderwerk Cave (South Africa): archaeological, geological, paleontological and paleoclimatic evidence

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Introduction

    In marked contrast to East Africa, where the emergence of stone tool technology (∼2.6 Ma) is well documented at a wide range of sites (Semaw, 2000; Schick and Toth, 2006; Hovers and Braun, 2009), the earliest stages of tool production are known from only a small number of localities in southern Africa, none of which is interpreted as representing primary contexts (Kuman, 1998; Schick and Toth, 2006). Here we provide the first comprehensive description of an in situ Oldowan deposit from basal Stratum 12 inside Wonderwerk Cave, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

UOW Authors


  •   Chazan, Michael (external author)
  •   Avery, D. Margaret (external author)
  •   Bamford, Marion K. (external author)
  •   Berna, Francesco (external author)
  •   Brink, James (external author)
  •   Fernandez-Jalvo, Yolanda (external author)
  •   Goldberg, Paul (external author)
  •   Holt, Sharon (external author)
  •   Matmon, Ari (external author)
  •   Porat, Naomi (external author)
  •   Ron, Hagai (external author)
  •   Rossouw, Lloyd (external author)
  •   Scott, Louis (external author)
  •   Horwitz, Liora Kolska (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Chazan, M., Avery, D., Bamford, M. K., Berna, F., Brink, J., Fernandez-Jalvo, Y., Goldberg, P., Holt, S., Matmon, A., Porat, N., Ron, H., Rossouw, L., Scott, L. & Horwitz, L. (2012). The Oldowan horizon in Wonderwerk Cave (South Africa): archaeological, geological, paleontological and paleoclimatic evidence. Journal of Human Evolution, 63 (6), 859-866.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84870062608

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3042

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 859

End Page


  • 866

Volume


  • 63

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • Introduction

    In marked contrast to East Africa, where the emergence of stone tool technology (∼2.6 Ma) is well documented at a wide range of sites (Semaw, 2000; Schick and Toth, 2006; Hovers and Braun, 2009), the earliest stages of tool production are known from only a small number of localities in southern Africa, none of which is interpreted as representing primary contexts (Kuman, 1998; Schick and Toth, 2006). Here we provide the first comprehensive description of an in situ Oldowan deposit from basal Stratum 12 inside Wonderwerk Cave, Northern Cape Province, South Africa.

UOW Authors


  •   Chazan, Michael (external author)
  •   Avery, D. Margaret (external author)
  •   Bamford, Marion K. (external author)
  •   Berna, Francesco (external author)
  •   Brink, James (external author)
  •   Fernandez-Jalvo, Yolanda (external author)
  •   Goldberg, Paul (external author)
  •   Holt, Sharon (external author)
  •   Matmon, Ari (external author)
  •   Porat, Naomi (external author)
  •   Ron, Hagai (external author)
  •   Rossouw, Lloyd (external author)
  •   Scott, Louis (external author)
  •   Horwitz, Liora Kolska (external author)

Publication Date


  • 2012

Citation


  • Chazan, M., Avery, D., Bamford, M. K., Berna, F., Brink, J., Fernandez-Jalvo, Y., Goldberg, P., Holt, S., Matmon, A., Porat, N., Ron, H., Rossouw, L., Scott, L. & Horwitz, L. (2012). The Oldowan horizon in Wonderwerk Cave (South Africa): archaeological, geological, paleontological and paleoclimatic evidence. Journal of Human Evolution, 63 (6), 859-866.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84870062608

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/3042

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 859

End Page


  • 866

Volume


  • 63

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom