Cosmogenic nuclide age constraints on Middle Stone Age lithics from Niassa, Mozambique




The late phases of the Middle Stone Age (MSA) in the East African Rift System (EARS) are known for their evolutionary shifts and association with bottlenecks, transcontinental expansion, and climatic fluctuations. The chronology of MSA sites contemporaneous with these eco-demographic upheavals is uncertain because of the scarcity of datable sites and the poor understanding of their depositional and erosional histories. We apply terrestrial cosmogenic nuclide dating in a stratigraphic section with a complex exposure history to the study of the Luchamange Beds, a widespread sedimentological unit underlying MSA sites from the shores of Lake Niassa (Mozambican EARS).


Quaternary Science Reviews






- Niassa


- Inglês


- Nenhuma restrição


- Geral


- Artigo com revisão pelos pares e teses universitárias


- Diversidade biológica e cultural


- Reserva Marinha Parcial do Lago Niassa



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