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Zooarchaeological and Taphonomic Analyses of Pleistocene Vertebrate Fauna from the Middle and Later Stone Age Occupations at Contrebandiers Cave, Atlantic Coast, Morocco

Abstract This dissertation research describes the hunting behavior of early modern humans through the analysis of vertebrate faunal remains from Contrebandiers Cave, Morocco. Contrebandiers Cave is located in the town of Témara and is roughly 250 meters from the current shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean. The cave was excavated in the 1950s and 1970s by l’Abbé Roche, and again starting in 2007 by Dibble and El Hajraoui with total station plotting of finds. Contrebandiers Cave contains Middle Stone Age (MSA) deposits dated to Marine Isotope Stages (MIS) 5e, 5d and 5c, ~120,000 to ~96,000 years ago. The Later Stone Age (LSA) deposits are dated to MIS 2, ~20,000 years ago. The entirety of the ~12,000 vertebrate faunal remains from Dibble and El Hajraoui’s... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Hallett, Emily Yuko (Author) / Marean, Curtis W (Advisor) / Reed, Kaye E (Committee member) / Dibble, Harold L (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Archaeology / Physical anthropology / Africa / Human Origins / Morocco / Pleistocene / Taphonomy / Zooarchaeology
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 588 pages
Language English
Reuse Permissions All Rights Reserved
Note Doctoral Dissertation Anthropology 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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