The larger mammal palimpsest from TK (Thiongo Korongo), Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania



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Yravedra Sainz de los Terreros, José and Domínguez-Rodrigo, Manuel and Santonja, Manuel and Rubio-Jara, Susana and Panera, Joaquín and Pérez-González, Alfredo and Uribelarrea del Val, David and Egeland, Charles and Mabulla, Audax Z.P. and Baquedano, Enrique (2016) The larger mammal palimpsest from TK (Thiongo Korongo), Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Quaternary International, 417 . pp. 3-15. ISSN 1040-6182

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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.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Olduvai Gorge, Homo erectus, Paleoecology, Taphonomy, Acheulean, Palimpsest
Subjects:Sciences > Geology > Paleontology
ID Code:54648
Deposited On:13 Mar 2019 08:14
Last Modified:01 Sep 2020 07:42

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