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Late Holocene archaeology in Namaqualand, South Africa: hunter-gatherers and herders in a semi-arid environment.

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This study examines mid- to late Holocene Later Stone Age archaeological residues – specifically flaked stone artefacts, ostrich eggshell beads and pottery – from Namaqualand, north-western South Africa. Through its implication in all models so far proposed, Namaqualand is crucial to understanding the introduction of herding to the southern African subcontinent. Despite numerous publications on early herding, many key debates remain unresolved.

The study focuses on the northern and ...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Hugh's College
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Archaeology,School of

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Publication date:
2013
Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
Oxford University, UK
URN:
uuid:eb329a96-a52f-4ba2-bdfd-73c73293d99e
Local pid:
ora:6751
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English
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