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Characterization of Middle and Later Stone Age lithic artifacts from two rockshelter sites in Iringa Region, southern TanzaniaDownload
Stone tools have a critical role to play in our understanding of the behavior of early humans. In particular, the types of raw materials that are present in stone tool assemblages, and the sources from which they are acquired, provide information relating to decision making processes, planning,...
The Mlambalasi Rock Shelter in the Iringa Region of southern Tanzania has a rich archaeological record that spans the Later Stone Age (LSA), Iron Age, and historic period. Excavations in 2002, 2006, and 2010 yielded fragmentary, commingled human remains from at least four individuals. There are...
Objects of personal adornment are among the earliest signs of modern human behaviour. The first standardized ornamental artifacts in Africa are ostrich eggshell (OES) beads. Their use can be traced to at least 50,000 years ago, and they are present at many archaeological sites from the later...