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Sea surface temperatures from oxygen isotopes in marine molluscs in middle and later stone age sites, South Africa

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The southernmost coast of South Africa has been proposed to have been a uniquely important region in later human evolution, in part due to the abundance of nutritious and dense coastal resources. Yet, strong contrasts in the Middle Stone Age (MSA) and subsequent Later Stone Age (LSA) archaeological records cast uncertainty on the significance of shellfish utilisation for processes of human evolution. Further, climatic shifts are frequently advanced as drivers of widespread technological ch...

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archinst
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archinst
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University of Cape Town
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IP-1543-0515
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Emma Loftus
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NF/2015/1/11
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DPhil
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University of Oxford

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