427 E. KRAGGERUD, Aeneasstudien (Symbol. Osl., fasc. suppl. 22). Oslo, Universitetsforlaget, 1968. 247 p. Pr. cor. 25.-. This book consists of three parts: . I. Die Aeneasgestalt im Aufbaeu dey Aeneis (pp. II-I05) ; in this long and not too easy chapter with many footnotes and digressions, the

In: Mnemosyne

We report on excavations of a small rock shelter — Putslaagte 8 (PL8) — located on the arid interior fringe of South Africa’s Fynbos biome. The shelter preserves a long sequence of Holocene and late Pleistocene occupation dating back beyond 75,000 years BP. This paper presents data on the technological, faunal and chronological sequence. Occupation is markedly pulsed and includes three late Pleistocene Later Stone Age (LSA) units (macrolithic, Robberg and early LSA), as well as several distinct Middle Stone Age (MSA) components from Marine Isotope Stage (MIS) 3–5. Pulsing may reflect the arid and possibly marginal environments in which the shelter is situated, and to that end some elements of the sequence contrast with occupational patterns towards the coast. Viewed in a regional setting PL8 suggests: 1) complementarity of resource movements between the coast and interior in terminal MIS 2; 2) distinctions in material selection, and possibly technology, between the coast and interior in earlier MIS 2; 3) an MSA lasting to at least 40,000 years before present; 4) a weak Howiesons Poort and post-Howiesons Poort in the interior; 5) possibly distinct periods of denticulate manufacture within the MIS 5 MSA; 6) highly localised patterns of material acquisition in the earlier MSA.

In: Journal of African Archaeology
Este volumen reúne una serie de ensayos cuyo origen fue un coloquio doble – Reescrituras I y II – organizado en Leiden en mayo 2001 por el Departamento de Lenguas y Culturas de América Latina, la Cátedra de Estudios Brasileños y la Netherlands Graduate School for Literary Studies (OSL), con el apoyo de la Universidad de Aarhus y del University College London.
En Imagen y Memoria (Reescrituras I) las aproximaciones, cada una a su modo, giran en torno a un aspecto del tema propuesto: desde el tratamiento de varios niveles de intertextualidad hasta la cuestión compleja de la presencia simultánea de múltiples memorias en la literatura. Muchos trabajos problematizan el rescate de las voces del pasado, oscurecidas y marginalizadas, que dialogan con el presente o se mezclan con él creando situaciones anacrónicas que al fin y al cabo terminan por eliminar las barreras entre lo erudito y lo popular, lo moderno y lo tradicional, lo propio y lo ajeno.
En Jorge Luis Borges y la cultura popular (Reescrituras II) el hilo conductor es la propuesta inicial del coloquio: la escritura de Jorge Luis Borges como mito, como estereotipo de las Reescrituras de lo popular. La hipótesis fue la del estudiante de “El acercamiento a Almotásim”: “En algún punto de la tierra hay un hombre de quien procede esa claridad, en algún punto de la tierra está el hombre que es igual a esa claridad”.
El volumen se cierra con un ensayo en el cual la autora asume en primera persona los desgarramientos y las reescrituras de la modernidad.

and untrimmed butts (Clark 1965). Upper layers (Van Peer et al. 2003) include artefacts of the Lupemban facies, renown for the production of lanceolate bifaces (McBrearty 1988). A series of OSL dates associated with these deposits fixes the ESA to MSA transition to ca. 200 kyr BP (Van Peer et

In: Journal of African Archaeology

This paper presents new information obtained from a recent excavation and reassessment of the stratigraphy, chronology, archaeological assemblages and environmental context of the Apollo 11 rockshelter, which contains the longest late Pleistocene and Holocene archaeological sequence in Namibia. The Middle Stone Age (MSA) industries represented at the site include an early MSA, Still Bay, Howieson’s Poort and late MSA. Optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating of individual quartz grains yielded numerical ages for the Still Bay and Howieson’s Poort, and indicated the presence of a post-Howieson’s Poort phase. OSL dating also verified conventional and accelerator mass spectrometry radiocarbon ages for a further two later MSA phases. The timing of the transition from the MSA to the early Later Stone Age was also investigated. Improved resolution of the excavation and a more detailed stratigraphy revealed the presence of near-sterile cultural layers, which in some cases assisted in subdividing the MSA cultural phases. Such information, in combination with the new radiocarbon and OSL chronologies, helps address questions about the duration and continuity of MSA occupation at the site. Analyses of the faunal and archaeobotanical remains show some differences between the occupation phases at the site that may be associated with changing environmental conditions.

In: Journal of African Archaeology

This paper presents new information on the antiquity of the bow and arrow in the Kalahari. Excavations at White Paintings Shelter (WPS) uncovered bone point fragments that appear to have been parts of reversible arrowheads that could have been used with poison. We present a sequence of nine new, internally consistent OSL ages that date specific soil horizons at WPS. These dates/soil horizons are related to the bone point finds. The oldest bone points are estimated to date between 35–37 ka, while worked bone technology extends to at least 45 ka. Several engraved points are also discussed in relation to ethnographic evidence regarding decorated bone link-shafts collected in the 1970s. Additional information includes the first description of a reversible bone arrow point, made by a person who used such points with poison in his youth.

In: Journal of African Archaeology

This paper presents the first combined use of OSL and AMS dating to address the problem of the advent of livestock in southern Africa. Excavations at Toteng, at the eastern end of the Lake Ngami basin, have revealed bones of wetland and domesticated animals dating to around 2 ka. There is also Bambata pottery and microliths. Between 2.1–1.5 ka the lake level increased to ca 934 m asl but declined rapidly to less than 930 m asl by 1.2 ka. People lived close to the shore of Lake Ngami but as the lake waters receded occupation was probably seasonal in the winter months; during the summer low-flow months they may have moved west to be near a smaller Lake Ngami or northeast to the Okavango Delta.

In: Journal of African Archaeology

A new archaeological survey in Wadi Abu Subeira and el-Aqaba el-Saghira by a team from the Egyptian Supreme Council of Antiquities has recently identified numerous new rock art sites. So far, nine sites with Late Palaeolithic rock art have been identified in Wādi Abū Subeira and only one in Aqaba.

The Late Palaeolithic rock art in both Wādi Abū Subeira and Aqaba were implemented in a naturalistic style: Franco–Cantabrian Lascaux-like style, applying both techniques of hammering and incision to create the images. This style is substantially different from the later rock art located nearby.

Rock art style, patina, technique and subject matter identified the date of these rock art assemblage to Late Paleaolithic. This date is supported by recently OSL date of similar rock art assemblage located at Kurta, north of Wadi Gabeira.

In: Abgadiyat
Author: Hondius, J.J.E.

, CR. Ac. Sc. U.R.S.S. 1929, 193/200 (de vs. 57/61, cf. Ph. Woch. L 1930, 242). Vs. 57/79 attulit R. Herzog, l.c. (n. 420/7), 41/2, qui legit vs. 63 τύ γ’ ἀποστείχοντι. Vs. 41 sqq. tract. Ad. Wilhelm, Symb. Osl. XXVII 1949, 25/8. Entry metadata SEG entrySEG 11 428Publication year1950

In: Supplementum Epigraphicum Graecum Online

Projet SAHEL, a multidisciplinary project, was initiated to investigate long-term patterns of human occupation in the environmentally sensitive and archaeologically under- researched Sahel. This paper outlines an initial field survey carried out in this context in December 2004, in the Mékrou Valley, Parc W, Niger. This pilot study incorporated specialists in Palaeolithic and historic archaeology, and aimed to refine our understanding of the chronology and nature of the occupation of this area, an occupation already known from earlier work by other researchers to have been extensive. On the Palaeolithic front, Projet SAHEL carried out sampling aimed at assessing the potential for OSL dating of the Pleistocene sediments lining the Mékrou Valley — dating remains the major unknown in this sequence — and explored questions linked with raw materials procurement and the pattern of Pleistocene landscape use. On the historical front, Projet SAHEL carried out the first systematic collection of ceramic material, and obtained dates on an iron-working episode which allowed the cross-checking of radiocarbon and optically stimulated luminescence dating and extends the known time-depth of iron-working in the area.

In: Journal of African Archaeology