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90,000 year-old specialised bone technology in the Aterian Middle Stone Age of North Africa

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The question of cognitive complexity in early Homo sapiens in North Africa is intimately tied to the emergence of the Aterian culture (~145 ka). One of the diagnostic indicators of cognitive complexity is the presence of specialised bone tools, however significant uncertainty remains over the manufacture and use of these artefacts within the Aterian techno-complex. In this paper we report on a bone artefact from Aterian Middle Stone Age (MSA) deposits in Dar es-Soltan 1 cave on the Atlantic c...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0202021

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Bouzouggar, A More by this author
Humphrey, LT More by this author
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
School of Archaeology
Parfitt, SA More by this author
Clark Balzan, L More by this author
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Institut National des Sciences de l’Archéologie et du Patrimloine, Rabat, Morocco More from this funder
John Fell Fund More from this funder
Calleva Foundation More from this funder
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Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
10
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Article: e0202021
Publication date:
2018-10-03
Acceptance date:
2018-07-26
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EISSN:
1932-6203
Pubs id:
pubs:923924
URN:
uri:2f63bff7-b808-4cd4-a5a2-caea195528a1
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uuid:2f63bff7-b808-4cd4-a5a2-caea195528a1
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pubs:923924
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English

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