OUR CURRENT RESEARCH

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Prior Student Ayelen Garcia-Rudnik winner of cover art contest with photo from Mochena Borago

GOALS FOR 2020 RESEARCH 

Framed by current knowledge of early Late Pleistocene paleoenvironments in the Horn of Africa, recent research at MB includes

1) Problems and prospects of chronometrically dating >50ka deposits by obsidian hydration, argon/argon and tephrochronology

2) Analysis of lithic (chipped stone) assemblages 

from these deposits

3) Higher frequencies of ground stone artifacts, many of which are stained with ochre 

4) Archaeobotanical research 

RECENT PUBLICATIONS

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Early MIS 3 occupation of Mochena Borago Rockshelter, Southwest Ethiopian Highlands: Implications for Late Pleistocene archaeology, paleoenvironments and modern human dispersals

Steven A. Brandt, Erich C. Fisher, Elisabeth A. Hildebrand, Ralf Vogelsang, Stanley H. Ambrose, Joséphine Lesur, Hong Wang

 

Quaternary International

30 March 2012

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