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- Bamford, Marion, et al. Show all 6 Authors
- Science 2011 v.334 no.6061 pp. 1388-1391
- Cyperaceae; burning; humans; larvicides; leaves; people; population dynamics; South Africa
- ... The Middle Stone Age (MSA) is associated with early behavioral innovations, expansions of modern humans within and out of Africa, and occasional population bottlenecks. Several innovations in the MSA are seen in an archaeological sequence in the rock shelter Sibudu (South Africa). At approximately 77,000 years ago, people constructed plant bedding from sedges and other monocotyledons topped with a ...