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Reinvestigation of Kuumbi cave, Zanzibar, reveals later stone age coastal habitation, early Holocene abandonment and iron age reoccupation

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The late Pleistocene and Holocene history of eastern Africa is complex and major gaps remain in our understanding of human occupation during this period. Questions concerning the identities, geographical distributions and chronologies of foraging, herding and agricultural populations — often problematically equated with the chronological labels ‘Later Stone Age (LSA)’, ‘Neolithic’ and ‘Iron Age’ — are still unresolved. Previous studies at the site of Kuumbi Cave in the Zanzibar Archipelago of...

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Taylor and Francis
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Azania: Archaeological Research in Africa More from this journal
Volume:
51
Issue:
2
Pages:
197-233
Publication date:
2016-04-02
Acceptance date:
2015-11-06
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1945-5534
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0067-270X
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2017-06-16

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