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New excavations at Klein Kliphuis rock shelter, Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa: the late Holocene deposits

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Klein Kliphuis (KKH), a rock shelter located in the northern

    Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape province, South

    Africa (Fig. 1), was originally excavated in 1984 with emphasis

    on the late Holocene Later Stone Age (LSA) layer in the top

    200mmof the deposit (Van Rijssen 1992). At that time only one

    square was excavated to bedrock, which was reached at about

    890 mm. The approximately 700mmof deposit underlying the

    Holocene LSA were excavated in four layers. Recent examination

    of this material showed a complex sequence of Middle

    Stone Age (MSA) artefact-making traditions (Mackay 2006).

    The need for more detailed excavation thus became apparent.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Orton, J. & Mackay, A. (2008). New excavations at Klein Kliphuis rock shelter, Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa: the late Holocene deposits. South African Archaeological Bulletin, 63 (187), 69-76.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-60949343490

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1745

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 69

End Page


  • 76

Volume


  • 63

Issue


  • 187

Place Of Publication


  • South Africa

Abstract


  • Klein Kliphuis (KKH), a rock shelter located in the northern

    Cederberg Mountains of the Western Cape province, South

    Africa (Fig. 1), was originally excavated in 1984 with emphasis

    on the late Holocene Later Stone Age (LSA) layer in the top

    200mmof the deposit (Van Rijssen 1992). At that time only one

    square was excavated to bedrock, which was reached at about

    890 mm. The approximately 700mmof deposit underlying the

    Holocene LSA were excavated in four layers. Recent examination

    of this material showed a complex sequence of Middle

    Stone Age (MSA) artefact-making traditions (Mackay 2006).

    The need for more detailed excavation thus became apparent.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Orton, J. & Mackay, A. (2008). New excavations at Klein Kliphuis rock shelter, Cederberg Mountains, Western Cape, South Africa: the late Holocene deposits. South African Archaeological Bulletin, 63 (187), 69-76.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-60949343490

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1745

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 7

Start Page


  • 69

End Page


  • 76

Volume


  • 63

Issue


  • 187

Place Of Publication


  • South Africa