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Shackley, M. 1982. Namib IV and the Acheulean technocomplex in the central Namib Desert (South West Africa). Palaeoecology of Africa and the surrounding islands, Volume 15: 151-158


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Namib IV and the Acheulean technocomplex in the central Namib Desert (South West Africa).

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This is a systematic survey of the archaeology of the central Namib desert, and in 1978 a preliminary reconnaissance was made at the Acheulean site of Namib IV. located in an interdune flat in the linear sand dunes. A further visit was made to the site in 1980 which produced more details about the artefacts and further faunal remains, including the mid-Pleistocene Elephas recki. During the 1980 season, a further four sites were located (Xmaspan, Tsondab route, Narabeb West and Zebravlei) and a new assemblage studied from Narabeb where Acheulean material had already been reported by Seely & Sandelowsky (1974). Keywords: Namibia, Namib Desert, Gobabeb, Kuiseb River, desert environment, Topnaar community, indigenous people, endemic plants, archaeology, artefacts, Acanthosicyos horrida, Oryx gazella, hunter-gatherer, Stone Age culture, early man, desert adaptation ACCESSION NUMBER: 560.909 COE.

Year: 1982

Type: Book, Book Section, Booklet

Origin: DRFN DLIB

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