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Title: The Dorothy Garrod Site: a new Middle Stone Age locality in Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania
Authors: Maíllo Fernández, José Manuel
Marín, Juan
Martín-Perea, David Manuel
Uribelarrea, David
Solano‑Megías, Irene
Asiaín, Raquel
Baquedano, Enrique
Domínguez‑Rodrigo, Manuel
Gidna, Agness Onna
Medialdea, Alicia
Mwamakimbula Steven, Hekima
Haruni Chilonzi, Daniel
Arteaga, Carlos
Mabulla, Audax
Keywords: Middle Stone Age;Lithic;Fauna;Olduvai;Tanzania
Issue Date: Sep-2022
Publisher: Springer
Citation: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences, 2022, 14(9), 177
Abstract: Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania) is a key site for the study of human evolution as well as the origin of modern humans and the Middle Stone Age (MSA). In this study, we present a new MSA location named Dorothy Garrod Site (DGS), found in the main branch of Olduvai Gorge. The site has only one archaeological level, located stratigraphically in the Upper Ndutu. Although it has not yet been possible to radiometrically date it, it has yielded numerous archaeological remains with a functional association between the faunal remains and the lithic industry. The fauna identified includes Alcelaphini, Hippotragini, and Equidae, some of which present percussion marks and evidence of burning. The lithic industry involved knapping using discoid methods. The retouched blanks are denticulates and retouched flakes with, up to now, a total absence of points. DGS is therefore a new site that will aid our understanding of modern human occupations in northern Tanzania in a period for which there is a dearth of properly contextualised archaeological evidence.
ISSN: 1866-9557
DOI: 10.1007/s12520-022-01644-w
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