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Engraved ochre from a Middle Stone Age context at Klein Kliphuis in the Western Cape of South Africa

Journal Article


Abstract


  • This paper reports on a piece of engraved ochre recovered from a Middle Stone Age context at the rock shelter site of Klein Kliphuis (Western Cape, South Africa). The ochre was associated with a mixed assemblage of Howiesons Poort and post-Howiesons Poort MSA artefacts, suggesting that it is substantially younger than similar finds at Blombos Cave. The implications of the find for arguments concerning the nature of Late Pleistocene behavioural evolution are discussed.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Mackay, A. & Welz, A. (2008). Engraved ochre from a Middle Stone Age context at Klein Kliphuis in the Western Cape of South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science, 35 (6), 1521-1532.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-42149134819

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1746

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 1521

End Page


  • 1532

Volume


  • 35

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • This paper reports on a piece of engraved ochre recovered from a Middle Stone Age context at the rock shelter site of Klein Kliphuis (Western Cape, South Africa). The ochre was associated with a mixed assemblage of Howiesons Poort and post-Howiesons Poort MSA artefacts, suggesting that it is substantially younger than similar finds at Blombos Cave. The implications of the find for arguments concerning the nature of Late Pleistocene behavioural evolution are discussed.

Publication Date


  • 2008

Citation


  • Mackay, A. & Welz, A. (2008). Engraved ochre from a Middle Stone Age context at Klein Kliphuis in the Western Cape of South Africa. Journal of Archaeological Science, 35 (6), 1521-1532.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-42149134819

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/1746

Has Global Citation Frequency


Number Of Pages


  • 11

Start Page


  • 1521

End Page


  • 1532

Volume


  • 35

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom