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OSL dating of the Aterian levels at Dar es-Soltan I (Rabat, Morocco) and implications for the dispersal of modern Homo sapiens

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The Aterian is a distinctive Middle Palaeolithic industry which is very widely spread across North Africa. Its dating and significance have been debated for nearly a century. Renewed interest in the Aterian has arisen because of a recent proposal that its development and spread may be linked to the dispersal of anatomically modern humans. The industry contains technological innovations such as thin bifacially flaked lithic points and pedunculates as well as evidence for personal ornaments and...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, SSD, Archaeology
Bouzouggar, A More by this author
Collcutt, SN More by this author
Schwenninger, J-L More by this author
Clark-Balzan, L More by this author
Journal:
QUATERNARY SCIENCE REVIEWS
Volume:
28
Issue:
19-20
Pages:
1914-1931
Publication date:
2009-09-05
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ISSN:
0277-3791
URN:
uuid:aaa0d531-d5aa-4365-9b14-654b6f45ead1
Source identifiers:
295770
Local pid:
pubs:295770
Language:
English

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