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Geochronology and physical context of Oldowan site formation at Kanjera South, Kenya

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Oldowan sites in primary geologic context are rare in the archaeological record. Here we describe the depositional environment of Oldowan occurrences at Kanjera South, Kenya, based on field descriptions and granulometric analysis. Excavations there have recovered a large Oldowan artefact sample as well as the oldest substantial sample of archaeological fauna. The deposits at Kanjera South consist of 30 m of fluvial, colluvial, and lacustrine sediments. Magneto- and bio-stratigraphy indica...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1017/S0016756818000602

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Research Lab
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Geological Magazine Journal website
Volume:
2018
Pages:
1-11
Publication date:
2018-09-12
Acceptance date:
2018-07-17
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EISSN:
1469-5081
ISSN:
0016-7568
Source identifiers:
918882
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pubs:918882
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uuid:3a1d8826-c7e8-47cc-b988-709d8e7339a4
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pubs:918882
Deposit date:
2018-09-12

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