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78,000-year-old record of Middle and Later stone age innovation in an East African tropical forest

Shipton, Ceri; Roberts, Patrick; Archer, Will; Armitage, Simon J; Bita, Caesar; Blinkhorn, James; Courtney-Mustaphi, Colin; Crowther, Alison; Curtis, Richard; d'Errico, Francesco; Douka, Katerina

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The Middle to Later Stone Age transition in Africa has been debated as a significant shift in human technological, cultural, and cognitive evolution. However, the majority of research on this transition is currently focused on southern Africa due to a lack of long-term, stratified sites across much of the African continent. Here, we report a 78,000-year-long archeological record from Panga ya Saidi, a cave in the humid coastal forest of Kenya. Following a shift in toolkits ~67,000 years ago,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/187192
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04057-3
Access Rights: Open Access

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