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Varsche Rivier 003, a new middle stone age site in southern Namaqualand, South Africa

Steele, Teresa; Mackay, Alexander; Orton, Jayson; Schwortz, Steve


The Middle Stone Age (MSA) archaeological record of SouthAfrica figures prominently in investigations into modern human origins, because of its long history of research and because the local geology encourages the preservation of sites of the desired antiquity. Discoveries of worked bone (Henshilwood et al. 2001; Backwell et al. 2008), engraved ochre (Henshilwood et al. 2002, 2009; Mackay and Welz 2008), perforated shells potentially used as beads (Henshilwood et al. 2004; d'Errico et al. 2005,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: South African Archaeological Bulletin


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