Southern African Prehistory and Paleoenvironments

A comprehensive survey: Late Cenozoic, from 14-15 million years ago to the time of European contact. Emphasis is on the last 2 - 3 million years during which people were present.

Author: Richard G. Klein

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9061910978

Category: Science

Page: 416

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A comprehensive survey: Late Cenozoic, from 14-15 million years ago to the time of European contact. Emphasis is on the last 2 - 3 million years during which people were present.

Attack Surface

s study of ancient southern African genomes deepened the divergence of modern humans from archaic humans to 350,000–260,000 ... We argue that these fields support an emerging view of a highly structured African prehistory that should be ...

Author: Cory Doctorow

Publisher: Tor Books

ISBN: 9781250757524

Category: Fiction

Page: 386

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Cory Doctorow's Attack Surface is a standalone novel set in the world of New York Times bestsellers Little Brother and Homeland. Most days, Masha Maximow was sure she'd chosen the winning side. In her day job as a counterterrorism wizard for an transnational cybersecurity firm, she made the hacks that allowed repressive regimes to spy on dissidents, and manipulate their every move. The perks were fantastic, and the pay was obscene. Just for fun, and to piss off her masters, Masha sometimes used her mad skills to help those same troublemakers evade detection, if their cause was just. It was a dangerous game and a hell of a rush. But seriously self-destructive. And unsustainable. When her targets were strangers in faraway police states, it was easy to compartmentalize, to ignore the collateral damage of murder, rape, and torture. But when it hits close to home, and the hacks and exploits she’s devised are directed at her friends and family--including boy wonder Marcus Yallow, her old crush and archrival, and his entourage of naïve idealists--Masha realizes she has to choose. And whatever choice she makes, someone is going to get hurt. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Iron Age Migrations

The Iron Age South of the Zambezi. In Southern African Prehistory and Paleoenvironments (ed. R.G. Klein), pp. 329-360. Rotterdam: A.A. Balkema. Mason, R.J. 1986. Origins of Black People of Johannesburg and the Southern Western Central ...

Author: Thomas N. Huffman

Publisher: ISBS

ISBN: UOM:39015021838803

Category: Africa, Southern

Page: 121

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Presents a revision of the Iron Age sequence of Zambia based on the excavations of two Kalomo culture mounds. The linguistic and cultural history of both eastern and western Bantu speakers is reconstructed from ethnographic models of settlement organization and comparison of ceramic style.

From Hunters to Farmers

The research presented here addresses the issue of Khoisan evolution through morphometric analysis of Khoisan crania from different geographic regions and time periods of southern African prehistory .

Author: John Desmond Clark

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520045742

Category: Social Science

Page: 433

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Homo Erectus

Paleoenvironmental basis of cognitive evolution in great apes. American Journal of Primatology ... Small mid-Pleistocene hominin associated with East African Acheulean technology. ... The Mammals of South Africa Book Fund, Johannesburg.

Author: W. Henry Gilbert

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 9780520251205

Category: Science

Page: 458

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"Reports on one of the most exciting finds in recent years and fills a major gap in the fossil record of human evolution. It is a major achievement which will be of interest to paleontologists, geologists, stratigraphers, as well as a broader readership of students, scholars, and lay persons interested in human evolution."--Eric Delson, Professor and Chair of Anthropology, Lehman College, City University of New York; and Research Associate, Department of Vertebrate Paleontology, American Museum of Natural History "Certain to be an important, even a standard, resource for the investigation and interpretation of the evolution of humans."--John M. Harris, Chief Curator, George C. Page Museum

Mousterian Lithic Technology

In Southern African Prehistory and Paleoenvironments, edited by R. Klein, pp. 169–220. Rotterdam: A. A. Balkema. Voorrips, A., S. Loving, and H. Kamermans, eds. (1991). The Agro Pontino Survey Project: Methods and Preliminary Results.

Author: Steven L. Kuhn

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9781400864034

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

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Human beings depend more on technology than any other animal--the use of tools and weapons is vital to the survival of our species. What processes of biocultural evolution led to this unique dependence? Steven Kuhn turns to the Middle Paleolithic (Mousterian) and to artifacts associated with Neanderthals, the most recent human predecessors. His study examines the ecological, economic, and strategic factors that shaped the behavior of Mousterian tool makers, revealing how these hominids brought technological knowledge to bear on the basic problems of survival. Kuhn's main database consists of assemblages of stone artifacts from four caves and a series of open-air localities situated on the western coast of the Italian peninsula. Variations in the ways stone tools were produced, maintained, and discarded demonstrate how Mousterian hominids coped with the problems of keeping mobile groups supplied with the artifacts and raw materials they used on a daily basis. Changes through time in lithic technology were closely tied to shifting strategies for hunting and collecting food. Some of the most provocative findings of this study stem from observations about the behavioral flexibility of Mousterian populations and the role of planning in foraging and technology. Originally published in 1995. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Antelopes Deer and Relatives

In Quaternary Extinctions : A Prehistoric Revolution , pp . 5–39 ( ed . ... Perspectives on the archaeology of the first Americans . ... In Southern African Prehistory and Paleoenvironments , pp . 107–146 ( ed . R. G. Klein ) .


Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300127766



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A Future for Archaeology

of iron smelting slag from a Mwitu tradition site in Kenya«, South African Archaeological Bulletin, 42: 125¥130. ... history of the later archaeology of East Africa«, in Encyclopaedia of Archaeology: History and Discoveries, ...

Author: Robert Layton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315435794

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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Over the last thirty years issues of culture, identity and meaning have moved out of the academic sphere to become central to politics and society at all levels from the local to the global. Archaeology has been at the forefront of these moves towards a greater engagement with the non-academic world, often in an extremely practical and direct way, for example in the disputes about the repatriation of human burials. Such disputes have been central to the recognition that previously marginalized groups have rights in their own past that are important for their future. The essays in this book look back at some of the most important events where a role for an archaeology concerned with the past in the present first emerged and look forward to the practical and theoretical issues now central to a socially engaged discipline and shaping its future. This book is published in honor of Professor Peter Ucko, who has played an unparalleled role in promoting awareness of the core issues in this volume among archaeologists.

Archaeological Method and Theory

(Annals of the South African Museum 90, pt. ... (1984) Southern African Prehistory and Paleoenvironments. ... A specialist in Scythian archaeology and the archaeology of the Pontic steppes, the Ukraine, and the Balkans, Klejn is also ...

Author: Linda Ellis

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135582838

Category: Reference

Page: 744

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This Encyclopedia brings together the most recent scientific information on a collection of subjects that are too often - and inconveniently - treated in separate publications. It provides a survey of archaeological method and theory, as well as the application of physical and biological sciences in archaeological research. Every aspect of archaeological work is represented, from the discovery process to the ultimate disposition of materials. Thus the reader will find entries on subject matter covering: * disciplinary theory * legislation affecting the work of archaeologists * pre-excavation surveying * excavation methodology * on-site conservation techniques * post-excavation analysis The rapid evolution of analytical technology is often superficially treated or not covered at all in textbooks or other commonly available sources. Here, the latest refinements in techniques such as radiometric dating, stable isotopic analysis, and the PCR technique of DNA analysis are presented clearly and authoritatively. The discussion of these techniques is amplified by including results of the work of professionals conducting interdisciplinary research and by covering the methodologi enhancements provided by the physical and natural sciences. Cultural property legislation, regardless of its country of origin, has affected how archaeologists conduct their work. This encyclopedia covers all major U.S. legislation developed for the protection of cultural property, including the recent Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act, and offers a substantial article on worldwide legislation concerning the reburial of human remains and its effects on the present and future practice of archaeology. Without some sort of conservation program at the point of excavation, valuable materials may be inadvertently contaminated or destroyed. Many simple and low-cost techniques to promote both sample integrity and long-term preservation for major classes of materials are described in this volume. Traditional treatments of method and theory usually focus on prehistoric periods and are limited in their geographic range. This volume includes discussions based on various historical periods on different continents, as reflected in entries such as Historical Archaeology, Industrial Archaeology, Medieval Archaeology, and Classical Archaeology.

Hunter Gatherer Adaptation and Resilience

South African Archaeological Bulletin, 47, 44–51. Black, W. (2014). Dental Morphology and Variation across Holocene Khoesan People of Southern Africa. ... In R. G. Klein, ed., Southern African Prehistory and Paleoenvironments.

Author: Daniel H. Temple

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107187351

Category: Social Science

Page: 404

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Explores the variety of ways in which hunter-gatherer societies have responded to external stressors while maintaining their core identity.