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Hugo Pinto, Will Archer, David Witelson, Rae Regensberg, Stephanie Edwards Baker, Rethabile Mokhachane, Joseph Ralimpe, Nkosinathi Ndaba, Lisedi Mokhantso, Puseletso Lecheko and Sam Challis

invasive Australian Wattle species, Acacia mearnsii and Acacia dealbata , are also present in the region (de Neergard et al. 2005), with a thick stand of these trees having colonised the talus slope leading up to the site (Fig. 2). Figure 2 View from MAF 1. A ) facing West, the white dot indicates the

Alfredo González-Ruibal

elements that persist in the long-term, particularly climate change and population movements. His choice of words is not innocent: by calling prehistoric people on the move “refugees” connections between past and present become evident. Some of the cultural and socioeconomic differences that exist today

A.C. Christie and A. Haour

serait intéressant de connaître la composition des lots exportés des Maldives”. Here, we can begin to answer this question, by presenting our analysis of over 9000 cowrie shells: 3433 from the Ma’den Ijafen and the remainder from three locations in the Maldives, two of which are known to date to the

Alexandra Kelly

present. He then explores this ethnic construct as a historical production, articulating how “under a veneer of continuity … tradition represents a geology of changes sedimented at different rates, eroded and reworked over time” and most critically, interwoven with power (66). For Richard, “African

Edwin N. Wilmsen, Anne Griffiths, David Killick and Phenyo Thebe

Research Rationale This study is based on the proposition that an analysis employing optical petrography of clays and pottery, accompanied by an analysis of customary social regulation of access to resources and their uses, can begin to bridge the temporal moment between potters of the present and

Joshua Emmitt and Rebecca Phillipps

excavations are presented separately, in addition to surface samples from individual transects. Some artefacts collected during excavation are not tabulated in this publication, but the author states these artefacts were scanned. Frequencies of tool and artefact classes and some ‘diagnostic’ tools are

Maria H. Schoeman, Byron Aub, John Burrows, Grant Hall and Stephan Woodborne

from southern Africa, however, have been shown to proxy climatic conditions (Hall et al. 2009; Woodborne et al. 2015; Woodborne et al. 2016). The closest proxy record derives from the Pafuri region, approximately 300 km north of the Buffelskloof site (Fig. 1). The objective of the analysis presented

Enza Elena Spinapolice, Andrea Zerboni, Michael Meyer and Donatella Usai

sequence for the ESA to MSA transition is the stratified sequence of the Sai Island site 8-B-11 (Fig. 1) (Van Peer et al. 2003), presenting an Acheulean lowermost layer, overlain by a more recent one that includes both Acheulean handaxes and Sangoan core-axes, i.e. bifacially worked tools with thick

Kathryn Ranhorn and Christian A. Tryon

program of direct dating at Nasera and compare these results with the recent comprehensive re-dating of Mumba rockshelter, where the proposed shared industries are present (Gliganic et al. 2012). We then compare the revised Nasera dates to other recently dated East African sequences outside of northern

Inga Merkyte, Søren Albek and Klavs Randsborg

in southern Bénin have yielded surprising results, and the archaeology of the Dahomean Kingdom (ca. AD 1650-1900) was presented in detail in a double monograph (Randsborg et al. 2009). This work was also presented to the general public through an open-air museum and archaeological park at