Kathu townlands: a high density earlier stone age locality in the interior of South Africa

 

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dc.contributor.author Walker, Steven J H en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Lukich, Vasa en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Chazan, Michael en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2015-11-18T07:07:49Z
dc.date.available 2015-11-18T07:07:49Z
dc.date.issued 2014 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Walker, S. J., Lukich, V., & Chazan, M. (2013). Kathu townlands: a high density earlier stone age locality in the interior of South Africa. PloS one, 9(7), e103436. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0103436 en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/15128
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103436
dc.description.abstract Kathu Townlands is a high density Earlier Stone Age locality in the Northern Cape Province, South Africa. Here we present the first detailed information on this locality based on analysis of a sample of lithic material from excavations by P. Beaumont and field observations made in the course of fieldwork in 2013. The results confirm the remarkably high artefact density at Kathu Townlands and do not provide evidence consistent with high energy transport as a mechanism of site formation, suggesting that Kathu Townlands was the site of intensive exploitation of highly siliceous outcroppings of banded iron formation. The results presented here provide a first step towards understanding this complex locality and point to the need for further research and the importance of preserving this locality in the face of intensive and rapid development. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.publisher Public Library of Science en_ZA
dc.rights This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited. en_ZA
dc.rights.uri http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0 en_ZA
dc.source PLoS One en_ZA
dc.source.uri http://journals.plos.org/plosone en_ZA
dc.subject.other Archaeology en_ZA
dc.subject.other Paleoanthropology en_ZA
dc.subject.other Archaeological excavation en_ZA
dc.subject.other Human evolution en_ZA
dc.subject.other Professions en_ZA
dc.subject.other Lithic technology en_ZA
dc.subject.other Raw materials en_ZA
dc.subject.other Pleistocene epoch en_ZA
dc.title Kathu townlands: a high density earlier stone age locality in the interior of South Africa en_ZA
dc.type Journal Article en_ZA
dc.rights.holder © 2014 Walker et al en_ZA
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Article en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Science en_ZA
dc.publisher.department Department of Archaeology en_ZA
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