The South African Middle Stone Age (MSA), spanning the Middle to Late Pleistocene (Marine Isotope Stages (MIS) 8-3) witnessed major climatic and environmental change and dramatic change in forager technological organization including lithic raw material selection. Homo sapiens emerged during the MSA and had to make decisions about how to organize technology to cope with environmental stressors, including lithic raw material selection, which can effect tool production and application, and mobility.
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- African Middle Stone Age
- Formal Modeling
- Modern Human Origins
- Prehistoric Hunter-gatherers
- Stone Tool Raw Material Selection
- Stone Tool Technology
- Human Behavior
- Stone implements--South Africa--Analysis.
- Stone implements
- Tools, Prehistoric--South Africa--Analysis.
- Tools, Prehistoric
- Mesolithic period--South Africa.
- Mesolithic period
- Partial requirement for: Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2017Note typethesis
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 559-610)Note typebibliography
- Field of study: Anthropology