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Radiocarbon dates constrain the timing of environmental and cultural shifts in the holocene strata of Wonderwerk Cave, South Africa

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Wonderwerk Cave has yielded one of the longest and most complete Holocene Later Stone Age (LSA) records for the arid interior of South Africa. This paper presents the results of a new radiocarbon dating program for Excavation 1 that is explored within a Bayesian model of all existing Wonderwerk Cave radiocarbon dates for the Holocene. The proposed model, using Phases within an OxCal Sequence model, provides robust age estimates for changes in the technological and paleoenvironmental record at...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/RDC.2017.55

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University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Cross College
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German Academic Exchange Service More from this funder
Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council More from this funder
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Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Radiocarbon Journal website
Volume:
59
Issue:
4
Pages:
1067-1086
Publication date:
2017-06-01
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EISSN:
1945-5755
ISSN:
0033-8222
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715867
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pubs:715867
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uuid:239e2f83-a1bd-4c6a-bece-5093138b9c6f
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pubs:715867
Deposit date:
2017-08-15

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