PLoS ONE volume 9, issue 5, Pe98359 2014 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0098359 View full text
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Manuel Will, Gregor D. Bader, Nicholas J. Conard

Abstract: Studies of the African Middle Stone Age (MSA) have become central for defining the cultural adaptations that accompanied the evolution of modern humans. While much of recent research in South Africa has focused on the Still Bay and Howiesons Poort (HP), periods following these technocomplexes were often neglected. Here we examine lithic assemblages from Sibudu that post-date the HP to further the understanding of MSA cultural variability during the Late Pleistocene. Sibudu preserves an exceptionally thick, ric…

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