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

Shipton, C., Roberts, P., Archer, W., Armitage, S. J., Bita, C., Blinkhorn, J., et al. (2018). 78,000-year-old record of Middle and Later stone age innovation in an East African tropical forest. Nature Communications, 9: 1832. doi:10.1038/s41467-018-04057-3.

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Shipton, Ceri, Author
Roberts, Patrick1, Author              
Archer, Will, Author
Armitage, Simon J., Author
Bita, Caesar, Author
Blinkhorn, James1, Author              
Courtney-Mustaphi, Colin, Author
Crowther, Alison, Author
Curtis, Richard, Author
Errico, Francesco d’, Author
Douka, Katerina1, Author              
Faulkner, Patrick, Author
Groucutt, Huw S.1, Author              
Helm, Richard, Author
Herries, Andy I. R., Author
Jembe, Severinus, Author
Kourampas, Nikos, Author
Lee-Thorp, Julia, Author
Marchant, Rob, Author
Mercader, Julio, Author
Marti, Africa Pitarch, AuthorPrendergast, Mary E., AuthorRowson, Ben, AuthorTengeza, Amini, AuthorTibesasa, Ruth, AuthorWhite, Tom S., AuthorPetraglia, Michael D.1, Author              Boivin, Nicole1, Author               more..
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1Archaeology, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_2074312              

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 Abstract: 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, novel symbolic and technological behaviors assemble in a non-unilinear manner. Against a backdrop of a persistent tropical forest-grassland ecotone, localized innovations better characterize the Late Pleistocene of this part of East Africa than alternative emphases on dramatic revolutions or migrations.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2018-05-09
 Publication Status: Published online
 Pages: 8
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DOI: 10.1038/s41467-018-04057-3
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Title: Nature Communications
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Pages: - Volume / Issue: 9 Sequence Number: 1832 Start / End Page: - Identifier: ISSN: 2041-1723
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