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Africa from MIS 6-2 : Population Dynamics and Paleoenvironments

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Africa from MIS 6-2 : Population Dynamics and Paleoenvironments
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Africa from MIS 6-2
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Population Dynamics and Paleoenvironments
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Vertebrate Paleobiology and Paleoanthropology Ser
Africa from MIS 6-2 : Population Dynamics and Paleoenvironments
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Africa from MIS 6-2 : Population Dynamics and Paleoenvironments
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  • Preface -- Contents -- Contributors -- 1 Africa from MIS 6-2: The Florescence of Modern Humans -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Population Dynamics and Paleoenvironments -- Structure of the Book: Why Biomes? -- Coasts -- Deserts -- Grasslands, Woodlands, and Rainforests -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Part I Coasts -- 2 Mid to Late Quaternary Landscape and Environmental Dynamics in the Middle Stone Age of Southern South Africa -- Abstract -- Preamble -- Spatial and Temporal Scope -- Context -- Archaeology and the Coastal Landscape -- Contemporary Setting and Drivers of Change -- Landscape -- Coastal Geomorphology -- Climate -- Ecology -- Quaternary Coastal Dynamics -- Quaternary Sea Level Change -- Landscape Responses to Sea Level Change: Some Generalizations -- Pleistocene Paleoenvironments and Paleoecology -- Rainfall Regime Configurations During the Pleistocene -- Paleoclimatic Insights from MIS 2 and MIS 1 -- Paleoclimates During the MSA: MIS 5b-3 (95--60 Ka) -- Southern Cape Paleoecology -- Summary: Integrating Human Occupation and Subsistence with Paleolandscape and Paleoclimates -- Landscape Factors -- Paleoclimatic and Paleoecological Factors -- Human Interaction and Subsistence -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 3 Technological Change and the Importance of Variability: The Western Cape of South Africa from MIS 6-2 -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Culture Evolutionism and Culture History in Southern African Archaeology -- The Late Pleistocene Culture Historic Sequence in the Western Cape -- Technological Changes at Four Western Cape Sites -- Changes in Materials and Implement Frequencies at Diepkloof -- Changes in Materials and Implement Frequencies at Klein Kliphuis -- Changes in Implement Frequencies at Hollow Rock Shelter and Klipfonteinrand -- Discussion -- Concluding Remarks -- Acknowledgments
  • References -- 4 Cultural Change, Demography, and the Archaeology of the Last 100 kyr in Southern Africa -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Population Size During the MSA -- The LSA Archaeological Sequence -- Howiesons Poort and Wilton -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 5 Patterns of Hominin Occupation and Cultural Diversity Across the Gebel Akhdar of Northern Libya Over the Last sim200 kyr -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Geoarchaeological Surveys in the TRANS-NAP Project Study Region -- Archaeological Patterns Across Biomes in Northern Cyrenaica -- Littoral -- Gebel Akhdar -- Pre-desert -- Desert -- Discussion -- MSA and LSA Patterns of Occupation in Northern Cyrenaica -- MSA Diversity in Northern Cyrenaica -- Demographic Connections from MIS 6-2 -- Concluding Remarks -- Acknowledgments -- References -- Part II Deserts -- 6 Climate Change and Modern Human Occupation of the Sahara from MIS 6-2 -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Aims and Objectives -- Methods -- Temporal Evaluation of Saharan Paleoclimate -- Spatial Evaluation of Saharan Paleoclimate -- Temporal Evaluation of the Aterian -- Spatial Analysis of Aterian Sites -- Fauna Associated with Aterian Sites -- Results -- Spatial and Temporal Analysis of the Paleohydrology -- Spatial and Temporal Analysis of the Aterian -- Fauna Associated with the Aterian -- Conclusions -- References -- 7 Climate, Environment, and Population Dynamics in Pleistocene Sahara -- Abstract -- Background -- The Study Area: Geologic and Physiographic Elements -- Climate and Paleoclimate -- Methods of Fieldwork in Desert Environments: Potentials and Limits -- Pleistocene Paleoenvironments in the SW Fezzan -- Landforms and Stratigraphic Contexts -- Environmental Changes Throughout the Pleistocene -- Pleistocene Human Occupation: Technological Framework and Regional Distribution -- Context and Technological Traits
  • Regional Synthesis -- Discussion -- Concluding Remarks -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 8 Technological Systems, Population Dynamics, and Historical Process in the MSA of Northern Africa -- Abstract -- Introduction -- The Middle Pleistocene MSA -- Geographic Patterns in Technological Systems -- The Northeast African Sangoan and Lupemban -- Other Northern Sangoan and Lupemban Occurrences -- The Maghreb -- The Sahara -- The Mediterranean -- Human Biogeography -- The Middle Stone Age During MIS 5 -- Geographic Patterns in Technological Systems -- The Northeast African Nubian Complex -- The Nubian Complex in the South -- The Nubian Complex in the East -- The Nubian Complex in the West -- Human Biogeography -- The Last Interglacial -- The MIS 5d and 5b Stadials -- The MIS 5a Interstadial -- The Question of the Aterian -- The End of the MSA in Northeast Africa -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 9 Late Quaternary Environmental Change and Human Occupation of the Southern African Interior -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Climate and Environment of the Kalahari Basin -- Wetlands in a Dryland: The Importance of Hydrology to Interior Southern Africa -- Quaternary Environmental Dynamics in the Kalahari -- Kalahari Dune Archives -- Kalahari Lake Archives -- Populations and Paleoenvironmental Change in the Kalahari -- Regional Records -- Subcontinental Records -- Conclusion -- References -- 10 The Kalahari During MIS 6-2 (190-12 ka): Archaeology, Paleoenvironment, and Population Dynamics -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Overview of Archaeological Sites -- Early Stone Age -- Middle Stone Age -- White Paintings Shelter -- OSL Chronology -- MSA and Early LSA Interpretations in the Kalahari -- Paleoenvironment -- Population Dynamics: Ideas for Consideration -- Archaeological and MIS Boundaries -- Kalahari Archaeology and Evolutionary Genetics
  • Acknowledgments -- References -- 11 Paleoenvironments, Sea Levels, and Land Use in Namaqualand, South Africa, During MIS 6-2 -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Current Landscape -- Paleoenvironments, Sea Levels, and Settlement -- Pre-MIS 6 ( greaterthan 191 ka) -- MIS 6 (191-130 ka) -- MIS 5 (130-71 ka) -- MIS 4 (71-57 ka) -- MIS 3 (57-29 ka) -- MIS 2 (29-14 ka) -- Synthesizing the Data: When Did People Occupy Namaqualand? -- Pre-MIS 6 ( greaterthan 191 ka) -- MIS 6 (191-130 ka) -- MIS 5 (130-71 ka) -- MIS 4 (71-57 ka) -- MIS 3 (57-29 ka) -- MIS 2 (29-14 ka) -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- Appendix A -- References -- Part III Grasslands, Woodlands and Rainforests -- 12 Human Evolution in Late Quaternary Eastern Africa -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Eastern Africa: Habitat Mosaics and Biogeographical Context -- Prolonged Origins: Current Perspectives on the Chronology and Geography of Modern Human Evolution -- African Regionality: Targeting the Location of Human Origins -- The Evidence for Modern Human Evolution in East Africa -- Genetic Evidence -- Fossil Evidence -- Archaeological Evidence -- The Archaeology of East Africa 200--10 ka in the Context of the Rest of Africa -- The African Evolutionary Pattern in MIS 6-2 -- MIS 9-7 and the Modern Human Evolutionary Context -- MIS 6 -- the Evolution of the Modern Human Lineage -- MIS 5 -- African Dispersals -- MIS 4-2 -- Evolutionary Geography Models -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 13 Environmental Change, Ungulate Biogeography, and Their Implications for Early Human Dispersals in Equatorial East Africa -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Ungulate Biogeography -- The Fossil Record -- The Records from Rusinga and Mfangano Islands -- Grevy's Zebra (Equus grevyi) -- Oryx (Oryx beisa) -- White Rhinoceros (Ceratotherium simum) -- Kob (Kobus kob) or Southern Reedbuck (Redunca arundinum)
  • A Non-Analog Supercommunity -- Climatic and Tectonic Drivers -- Implications for Early Human Dispersals -- The Lake Victoria MSA -- Conclusions -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 14 Follow the Senqu: Maloti-Drakensberg Paleoenvironments and Implications for Early Human Dispersals into Mountain Systems -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Modeling Pleistocene Exploitation of the Highlands -- The Site and Research Area -- Melikane -- Landscape, Climate and Vegetation -- Materials and Methods -- Phytoliths -- Sediment Organic Matter e13C -- Charcoals -- Results -- MIS 5a -- MIS 4 -- MIS 3 -- MIS 2 -- Discussion -- Regional Paleoenvironments and Population Flux -- Following the Senqu -- Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 15 Across Rainforests and Woodlands: A Systematic Reappraisal of the Lupemban Middle Stone Age in Central Africa -- Abstract -- Introduction -- The Early MSA in Central Africa, with Special Reference to the Lupemban -- A New Lupemban Site Database -- Geographical Distribution -- Site Integrity -- Radiometric Dates -- Paleoenvironmental Evidence -- Discussion and Conclusion -- Acknowledgments -- References -- 16 The Later Pleistocene in the Northeastern Central African Rainforest -- Abstract -- Introduction: Does Genetic Reconstruction Provide an Alternative to the Archaeological Record in Equatorial Forests? -- Evidence for Climatic-Induced Environmental Changes in the Northeastern Central African Forest at the End of the Pleistocene -- Late Pleistocene Archaeological and Human Fossil Record of Northeastern DRC -- Quartz Industries of MSA and LSA Affinity -- Open-Air Sites in the Semliki Valley -- Quartz Microlithic Industries at the Rock Shelters of Matupi and the Ituri -- Quartz Microlithic Industries from Undated Sites -- Sites of Lupemban Affinity -- Sites Presenting Bifacial Technology, Pleistocene or Holocene
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