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Bushman rock shelter project (Limpopo, South Africa)

Bushman rock shelter project (Limpopo, South Africa)

Bushman is a large rock shelter located on the margin of the great escarpment, in the Limpopo Province. The site exposes a long and wellstratified sequence with good organic preservation throughout ca. 8 meters of archaeological deposits. The Bushman Rock Shelter project was initiated in 2014. It aims at investigating the earliest and latest expressions of the Pleistocene history of Anatomically Modern humans, poorly documented in Southern Africa. The project discusses evolutionary models at a multidisciplinary scale and represents an opportunity to connect the South African Stone Age with data from countries further north. The project involves the participation of scholars and academics from South Africa and overseas. It benefits from the support of the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Fyssen Foundation as well as the Evolutionary Studies Institute. A field school program started in 2015 at the site in collaboration with Dr. C. Sievers and Dr. D. Stratford from the University of Witwatersrand.

Principal Investigator
Marina de Araújo Igreja

Marina de Araújo Igreja

Position: Auxiliary Researcher
Other members
Guillaume Porraz (PI), A Val, D Cnuts, l Dayet, P de la Pena, M Haaland, S Mentzer,N Mercier, C E Miller, M Murungi, V Rots, V Schmid, P Schmidt, C Sievers, C Tribolo, I Thery-Parisot
Proponent Institution
CNRS, USR 3336, UMIFRE 25, Institut Français d’Afrique du Sud
Funded by
CNRS and Ministere des Affaires Etrangeres Français
2014 (Duration: 4 years)
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