Studying Human Origins in South Africa Image 2
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Studying Human Origins in South Africa (Image 2)

May 1, 2012
Curtis Marean of Arizona State University collects geologic samples along the coast of Pinnacle Point, a sea cliff on the south coast of South Africa. On-going archaeological research in the area has yielded evidence of early human use of shellfish and other marine resources, and the use of fire. The cave has been the focus of intense excavation work since 2000. The fieldwork and laboratory work for this project have been funded by grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) since 1999 (grants BCS 99-12465, BCS 01-30713 and BCS 05-24087). Credit: South African Coast Paleoclimate, Paleoenvironment, Paleoecology, Paleoanthropology Project (SACP4), Arizona State University; Curtis W. Marean, Director

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