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Title: The larger mammal palimpsest from TK (Thiongo Korongo), Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
Authors: Yravedra Saínz de los Terreros, José
Domínguez-Rodrigo, Manuel
Santonja, Manuel
Rubio Jara, Susana
Panera Gallego, Joaquín
Pérez-González, Alfredo
Uribelarrea del Val, David
Egeland, Charles Peter
Mabulla, Audax Z. P.
Baquedano, Enrique
Keywords: Olduvai Gorge;Homo erectus;Paleoecology;Taphonomy;Acheulean;Palimpsest
Issue Date: Sep-2016
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Quaternary International, 2016, 417, 3-15
Abstract: Ever since Mary Leakey's initial excavations in the 1960s, TK (Thiongo Korongo) has been recognized as one of Olduvai Gorge's most important Acheulean sites. The significant concentrations of lithics and fauna reported by Mary Leakey have been augmented in recent years by Santonja et al., who argue that human activities appear to be largely related to the manufacture of lithic implements. In contrast, the faunal remains have been interpreted to be of uncertain origin, and their anthropogenic nature remains in question. This paper presents new data on the formation of the TK bone accumulation. Our results reveal a diverse list of taxa, many of which reflect open habitats. Only limited evidence of anthropogenic activity is documented.
ISSN: 1040-6182
DOI: 10.1016/j.quaint.2015.04.013
Type: Article
Appears in Collections:Arqueología
Geocronología y Geología

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