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Title: Beyond the drip-line: a high-resolution open-air Holocene hunter-gatherer sequence from highland Lesotho
Authors: Mitchell, P
Plug, I
Bailey, G
Charles, R
Esterhuysen, A
Thorp, JL
Parker, A
Woodborne, S
Keywords: Southern Africa
Late Holocene
Neoglacial
Hunter-gatherers
Fishing
Space
Intensification
Nondirectionality
Phytoliths
Issue Date: Mar-2011
Publisher: Antiquity Publications
Citation: Mitchell, P, Plug, I, Bailey, G, Charles, R, Esterhuysen, A, Thorp, JL, Parker, A and Woodborne, S. 2011. Beyond the drip-line: a high-resolution open-air Holocene hunter-gatherer sequence from highland Lesotho. Antiquity, vol. 85(330), pp 1225-1242
Series/Report no.: Workflow;8068
Abstract: The activities of hunter-gatherers are often captured in rockshelters, but here the authors present a study of a riverside settlement outside one, with a rich sequence from 1300 BC to AD 800. Thanks to frequent flooding, periods of occupation were sealed and could be examined in situ. The phytolith and faunal record, especially fish, chronicle changing climate and patterns of subsistence, emphasising that the story here is no predictable one-way journey from huntergatherer to farmer. Right up to the period of the famous nineteenth-century rock paintings in the surrounding Maloti-Drakensberg region, adaptation was dynamic and historically contingent.
Description: Copyright: 2011 Antiquity Publications.
URI: http://antiquity.ac.uk/ant/085/ant0851225.htm
http://hdl.handle.net/10204/6371
ISSN: 0003-598X
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