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(Article of book - 1982)

Document title

Spatial management of hominid groups at Olduvai: a preliminary exercise in Palaeoecology of Africa and the surrounding islands. Volume 14.

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

OHEL M. Y. ; COETZEE J. A. (Editeur scientifique) ; VAN ZINDEREN BAKKER Sr E. M. (Editeur scientifique) ;

Abstract

Raw material exploitation for the manufacture of lithic artifacts by settlements of Beds I and II at Olduvai Gorge is initially explored applying some approaches from cultural geography. Overall and selective preferences by hominid groups with relation to quality of raw material and distance from resources are discussed and priorities in decision-making concerning the location of settlements are suggested. Owing to the time-span involved (2 to 1 million years ago) and the constraints of the data, merely tentative interpretations may be advanced. It would appear that proximity of fresh water and food resources weighed more in the decision-making process than that of raw materials.

Source

Book

ISBN : 90-6191-204-0

Editor : A. A. Balkema, Rotterdam - PAYS-BAS (1982)

Millesime : 1982 [pp. 125-145]

Bibliographic references : 26 réf.

Language

Anglais

Localisation

Bibliothèque du centre de géographie - Paris

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