Cristin-resultat-ID: 1366494
Sist endret: 7. februar 2018 09:07
NVI-rapporteringsår: 2017
Resultat
Vitenskapelig artikkel
2017

The Technology of the Early Oakhurst Lithic Techno-Complex from Klipdrift Cave, Southern Cape, South Africa

Bidragsytere:
  • Kokeli Peter Ryano
  • Sarah Jacoba Deborah Wurz
  • Karen Loise Van Niekerk og
  • Christopher Henshilwood

Tidsskrift

African Archaeological Review
ISSN 0263-0338
e-ISSN 1572-9842
NVI-nivå 2

Om resultatet

Vitenskapelig artikkel
Publiseringsår: 2017
Publisert online: 2017
Volum: 34
Hefte: 1
Sider: 93 - 119

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Scopus-ID: 2-s2.0-85015692609

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Tittel

The Technology of the Early Oakhurst Lithic Techno-Complex from Klipdrift Cave, Southern Cape, South Africa

Sammendrag

The analysis of the lithics recovered from the layers dating between cal BP 10 700 and cal BP 13 700 at Klipdrift Cave, southern Cape, South Africa, provides new information on the Oakhurst techno-complex. A comparison with contemporary sites such as Matjes River Rock Shelter indicates technological similarities, but also unexpected differences. The Klipdrift Cave Oakhurst shares many characteristics typical of this techno-complex from the southern Cape, for example in the dominance of quartzite, irregular and unstandardised flakes, the occurrence of irregular cores, and typical large side and end scrapers. It differs from most coastal Oakhurst sites however, in the more intensive exploitation of quartz, and the presence of a blade component, especially in the lowermost layers.Palaeoenvironmental data, derived from stable isotope analysis of ostrich eggshell suggests that it was dry in this region during this time period. This was partially a result of the colder conditions that prevailed during the Younger Dryas. The lithic technological production techniques are stable at Klipdrift Cave during the period the site was occupied from cal BP 13 700 to cal BP 10 700. Our data suggests that the lithic technology did not change in response to possible climatic variability.

Bidragsytere

Kokeli Peter Ryano

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of Dodoma

Sarah Jacoba Deborah Wurz

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitskap ved Universitetet i Bergen
Aktiv cristin-person

Karen Loise Van Niekerk

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitskap ved Universitetet i Bergen
Aktiv cristin-person

Christopher Henshilwood

  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
  • Tilknyttet:
    Forfatter
    ved Institutt for arkeologi, historie, kultur- og religionsvitskap ved Universitetet i Bergen
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