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  Archaeological sites and palaeoenvironments of Pleistocene West Africa

Cerasoni, J. N., Hallett, E., Ben Arous, E., Beyer, R. M., Krapp, M., Manica, A., et al. (2022). Archaeological sites and palaeoenvironments of Pleistocene West Africa. Journal of maps, 2022.2052767, pp. 1-8. doi:10.1080/17445647.2022.2052767.

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Cerasoni, Jacopo Niccolò1, Author              
Hallett, Emily1, Author              
Ben Arous, Eslem1, Author              
Beyer, Robert M., Author
Krapp, Mario, Author
Manica, Andrea, Author
Scerri, Eleanor M. L.1, Author              
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1Lise Meitner Pan-African Evolution Research Group, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History, Max Planck Society, ou_3033582              

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Free keywords: Pleistocene archaeology; West Africa; paleoenvironmental reconstruction; paleoclimatic modelling
 Abstract: African paleoanthropological studies typically focus on regions of the continent such as Eastern, Southern and Northern Africa, which hold the highest density of Pleistocene archaeological sites. Nevertheless, lesser known areas such as West Africa also feature a high number of sites. Here, we present a high-resolution map synthesising all well contextualised Pleistocene archaeological sites present in Sub-Saharan West Africa. A detailed elevation and ecoregional map was developed and correlated with palaeoanthropological sites. This map is supplemented with 1,000- and 2000-year interval climate reconstructions over the last 120,000 years for three subregions of high archaeological interest. The presented archaeological sites were compiled by reviewing published literature, and selected based on: (1) documented archaeological stratification or >10 characteristic artefacts, (2) published coordinates, and (3) published chronometric ages or relative dating. The data presented here elucidates the current state of knowledge of Pleistocene West Africa, highlighting the regional potential for human evolutionary studies.

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Language(s): eng - English
 Dates: 2022-04-01
 Publication Status: Published online
 Pages: 9
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 Table of Contents: 1. Introduction
2. Data and methods
3. Map description
4. Discussion
 Rev. Type: Peer
 Identifiers: DOI: 10.1080/17445647.2022.2052767
Other: shh3187
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Title: Journal of maps
  Abbreviation : J. Maps
Source Genre: Journal
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Publ. Info: London : Taylor & Francis
Pages: - Volume / Issue: - Sequence Number: 2022.2052767 Start / End Page: 1 - 8 Identifier: ISSN: 1744-5647
Other: DOAJ-2e93cbccdf684ef5af2382be6ea2bfde
CoNE: https://pure.mpg.de/cone/journals/resource/1744-5647