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Potentially stylistic differences between backed artefacts from two nearby sites occupied ˜60,000 years before present in South Africa

Mackay, Alexander


Archaeologists are commonly interested in material signatures that can be used to identify past population groups. In the Palaeolithic such population groups are often identified at large spatial scales, yet the material expressions of smaller groups comparable to those documented ethnographically have proved more difficult to isolate. The present paper considers differences in silcrete backed artefacts recovered from two nearby sites. These sites, both of which were occupied during the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Anthropological Archaeology
DOI: 10.1016/j.jaa.2011.03.002


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