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Renewed investigations into the Middle Stone Age of northern Malawi

Thompson, Jessica C.; Mackay, Alexander; Wright, David K.; Welling, Menno; Greaves, Amanda; Gomani-Chindebvu, Elizabeth; Simengwa, Davie


J. Desmond Clark and his colleagues were first to investigate the rich Middle Stone Age (MSA - from ca. 285 to 30,000 years ago) deposits in the Karonga District of northern Malawi in the 1960s. This work demonstrated the enormous potential of the area to inform about Middle to Late Pleistocene hominin lifeways, but further studies were hindered by difficulties in dating the sites and understanding their fine-scale depositional and paleoenvironmental contexts. With the advances that have been...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary International
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2011.12.014


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