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Primordialism and the 'Pleistocene San' of southern Africa

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Analogies are an important tool of archaeological reasoning. The Kalahari San are frequently depicted in introductory texts as archetypal, mobile hunter-gatherers, and they have influenced approaches to archaeological, genetic and linguistic research. But is this analogy fundamentally flawed? Recent arguments have linked the San populations of southern Africa with the late Pleistocene Later Stone Age (c. 44 kya) at Border Cave, South Africa. The authors argue that these and other claims for t...

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10.15184/aqy.2016.100

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Sub department:
Archaeology Institute
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Author
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Antiquity Journal website
Volume:
90
Issue:
352
Pages:
1072-1079
Publication date:
2016-07-19
Acceptance date:
2016-01-20
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ISSN:
1745-1744
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634679
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pubs:634679
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uuid:c83240db-c713-425e-98cd-227d605d38ba
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pubs:634679
Deposit date:
2016-07-20

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