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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
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted manuscript

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10.1017/RDC.2017.55

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Kolska Horwitz, L More by this author
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Department:
St Cross College
German Academic Exchange Service More from this funder
Canadian Social Science and Humanities Research Council More from this funder
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Radiocarbon Journal website
Volume:
59
Issue:
4
Pages:
1067-1086
Publication date:
2017-06-05
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EISSN:
1945-5755
ISSN:
0033-8222
Pubs id:
pubs:715867
URN:
uri:239e2f83-a1bd-4c6a-bece-5093138b9c6f
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uuid:239e2f83-a1bd-4c6a-bece-5093138b9c6f
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pubs:715867

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