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Characterising the pigment on a Mesolithic cranium from Corsica using ion beam analysis.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Nuclear Instruments & Methods in Physics Research Section B. Oct2022, Vol. 529, p24-28. 5p.

Abstract:Characterising thin mineral layers on heterogeneous media is a significant challenge in archaeometry. Nevertheless, obtaining such geochemical and mineralogical data can, in many cases, provide valuable information about the original raw-material procu...

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The faunal assemblage in the Mesolithic to the Chalcolithic/Bronze Age levels at Lumentxa (Lekeitio, Bizkaia, northern Iberian Peninsula).

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Historical Biology. Sep2022, Vol. 34 Issue 9, p1863-1876. 14p.

Abstract:A systematic study of vertebrate remains from Mesolithic to Chalcolithic/Bronze Age levels in Lumentxa Cave has examined a total of 12,390 remains belonging to large mammals, small mammals, amphibians and reptiles, which have been identified at genus/s...

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Mummification in the Mesolithic: New Approaches to Old Photo Documentation Reveal Previously Unknown Mortuary Practices in the Sado Valley, Portugal.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):European Journal of Archaeology. Aug2022, Vol. 25 Issue 3, p309-330. 22p.

Abstract:Recently rediscovered photographs of the remains of thirteen individuals buried in the Sado Valley Mesolithic shell middens of Poças de S. Bento and Arapouco, excavated in 1960 and 1962, show the potential of revisiting excavation archives with new met...

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Microlithic variation and the Mesolithic occupations of western India.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):PLoS ONE. 6/22/2022, Vol. 17 Issue 6, p1-18. 18p.

Abstract:Considerable confusion and uncertainty persist on the cultural and chronological contexts of Holocene microlithic assemblages reported from South Asia. The paucity of securely dated sites with microlithic remains has compounded the confusion. Evidence ...

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The Middle Stone Age in the Eastern Desert. EDAR 135 — a buried early MIS 5 horizon from Sudan.

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Source(s):Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa. Jun2022, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p155-196. 42p.

Abstract:La découverte d'outils lithiques 'Middle-Stone Age' (MSA) provenant de niveaux archéologiques datés et dans leur contexte sédimentologique d'origine est encore rare en Afrique du Nord-Est, et plus particulièrement au Soudan. Cet article présente les ré...

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The final MSA of eastern South Africa: a comparative study between Umbeli Belli and Sibhudu.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa. Jun2022, Vol. 57 Issue 2, p197-238. 42p.

Abstract:La fin du Middle Stone Age (MSA) en Afrique australe, souvent appelée MSA final (∼40–28 ka), représente l'un des technocomplexes les moins étudiés de cette partie du monde. Les chercheurs se sont souvent concentrés sur les périodes antérieures associée...

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The relevance of late MSA mandibles on the emergence of modern morphology in Northern Africa.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Scientific Reports. 5/25/2022, Vol. 12 Issue 1, p1-13. 13p.

Abstract:North Africa is a key area for understanding hominin population movements and the expansion of our species. It is home to the earliest currently known Homo sapiens (Jebel Irhoud) and several late Middle Stone Age (MSA) fossils, notably Kébibat, Contreb...

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Riddles wrapped inside an enigma. Lupemban MSA technology as a rainforest adaptation: revisiting the lanceolate point.

Publication Type:Academic Journal

Source(s):Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 4/25/2022, Vol. 377 Issue 1849, p1-10. 10p.

Abstract:The Central African Stone Age is very poorly known when compared to the higher-resolution records of East and Southern Africa. Early Stone Age (ESA) archaeology is effectively absent from the rainforest zone, with the early Middle Stone Age (MSA) Lupem...

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The climate and vegetation backdrop to hominin evolution in Africa.

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Source(s):Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences. 4/25/2022, Vol. 377 Issue 1849, p1-11. 11p.

Abstract:The most profound shift in the African hydroclimate of the last 1 million years occurred around 300 thousand years (ka) ago. This change in African hydroclimate is manifest as an east-west change in moisture balance that cannot be fully explained throu...

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