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The Middle Stone Age on the Margins

Monday, November 30, 2015
2:00pm – 4:00pm

Storrs Campus
Beach Hall room 317

This doctoral dissertation at the University of Connecticut Department of Anthropology provides new chronological and archaeological data relevant to hominin behavior associated with Middle Stone Age (MSA) technology in the later Middle Pleistocene (~400-130) and Late Pleistocene (130-10 ka) of East Africa. Chronological resolution is achieved primarily through tephrostratigraphy, the correlation of volcanic ashes, combined with chronometric dating in two regions: the Kapthurin Formation in the Rift Valley, Baringo, Kenya and the eastern Lake Victoria Basin of western Kenya. New archaeological information is provided through excavations of the 196-226 ka Middle Pleistocene Sibilo School Road Site in the Bedded Tuff Member of Kapthurin Formation and 33- 49 ka Late Pleistocene site of Nyamita Main from the Wasiriya beds of Rusinga Island in the eastern Lake Victoria Basin.

Contact:

Daniel Adler daniel.adler@uconn.edu

Graduate School - Theses and Dissertation Defense (primary), UConn Master Calendar

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