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dc.contributor.authorVan Baelen, Aen
dc.contributor.authorWilshaw, Aen
dc.contributor.authorGriffith, Pen
dc.contributor.authorNoens, Gen
dc.contributor.authorMaíllo-Fernández, JMen
dc.contributor.authorFoley, Roberten
dc.contributor.authorMirazón Lahr, Men
dc.date.accessioned2020-04-01T23:30:12Z
dc.date.available2020-04-01T23:30:12Z
dc.date.issued2019-09-01en
dc.identifier.issn0263-0338
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/304001
dc.description.abstractLocated within the Nakuru-Naivasha basin on the northern slope of Mt. Eburru, the open-air site of Prospect Farm (Central Rift, Kenya) is one of the few East African sites that have yielded a stratigraphic sequence containing archaeological levels dating from the late Middle Pleistocene to the Holocene. Excavations at the site by Barbara Whitehead Anthony and Glynn Isaac in 1963–1964 exposed Pastoral Neolithic (Stone Bowl culture) and Later Stone Age (LSA; Kenya Capsian) levels overlying four Middle Stone Age (MSA) levels attributed to the Prospect Industry, a local expression of the Kenya Stillbay. This paper integrates the information currently available for the site and discusses its relevance in a wider East African context. Furthermore, it presents the results of a density survey completed in 2014, mapping the spatial distribution of artifacts along the northern slope of Mt. Eburru and providing data on the landscape setting of the site. The survey identified marked differences in the distribution of diagnostic MSA vs. LSA artifacts: whereas MSA finds cluster at two particular mid-altitude locations (2,102–2,108 m and 2,138–2,140 m a.s.l.) corresponding to the position of Anthony’s Localities I and II, LSA finds tend to show a much broader spatial distribution including both higher and lower altitudes.
dc.description.sponsorshipThis study was funded by a European Research Council Advanced Award to MML (In-Africa Project, ERC 295907) and carried out with the permission of the National Council for Science and Technology, Republic of Kenya, No. NCST/5/002/R/ 419, and from the National Commission for Science, Technology, and Innovation, Kenya, No. NACOSTI/P/15/2669/4758.
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.rightsAll rights reserved
dc.titleProspect Farm and the Middle and Later Stone Age Occupation of Mt. Eburru (Central Rift, Kenya) in an East African Contexten
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage417
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationDate2019en
prism.publicationNameAfrican Archaeological Reviewen
prism.startingPage397
prism.volume36en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.51082
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-04-22en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s10437-019-09342-0en
rioxxterms.versionAM
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2019-09-01en
dc.contributor.orcidVan Baelen, A [0000-0002-8595-9485]
dc.contributor.orcidFoley, Robert [0000-0003-0479-3039]
dc.identifier.eissn1572-9842
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
pubs.funder-project-idEuropean Research Council (295907)
cam.orpheus.successWed Apr 15 08:35:44 BST 2020 - Embargo updated*
rioxxterms.freetoread.startdate2020-09-01


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