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Middle Stone Age ochre processing tools reveal cultural ...

11/2/2016· Middle Stone Age humans in East Africa may have employed varied techniques to process ochre for functional and symbolic uses, according to a study published November 2, …

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A 100,000-Year-Old Ochre-Processing Workshop at Blombos Cave, South Africa. Science 334:219-222. Moyo S, Mphuthi D, Cukrowska E, Henshilwood CS, van Niekerk K, and Chimuka L. 2016. Blombos Cave: Middle Stone Age ochre differentiation through FTIR, ICP OES, ED XRF and XRD. Quaternary International 404, Part B:20-29. Rifkin RF. 2012.

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Middle Stone Age ochre processing tools reveal cultural ...

However, few ochre processing tools have been studied in detail to understand how this material was processed. The authors of the present study used microscopy, spectroscopy and X-ray techniques to analyze 21 ochre-processing tools and two ochre-stained artefacts from the Porc-Epic Cave, a 40,000-year-old Middle Stone Age site in Ethiopia.

Middle Stone Age ochre processing tools reveal cultural ...

Middle Stone Age humans in East Africa may have employed varied techniques to process ochre for functional and symbolic uses, according to a study published Nov. 2, 2016 in the open-access journal ...

Middle Stone Age ochre-processing tools reveal cultural ...

Top left: tool used to grind ochre from the Middle Stone Age levels of Porc-Epic Cave, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia; Top right: residues of ochre on the same object; Bottom left: modified ochre lumps from ...

Ochre Use in the Middle Stone Age - Oxford Research ...

The term "ochre" has many meanings: a colored stone, a pigment, sunscreen, a curiosity item, a mustard hue, or even an object used for ritual. Ochre found at archaeological sites is described as a range of earthy, ferruginous rocks with red–yellow–purple streaks. The use of ochre in the past has proven valuable for interpreting not only cognitive capabilities of its users but also for ...

Middle Stone Age ochre processing tools reveal cultural ...

Middle Stone Age ochre processing tools reveal cultural and behavioural complexity 2 November 2016 Top left: tool used to grind ochre from the Middle Stone

Processing ochre in the Middle Stone Age: Testing the ...

Highlights Modern and 'symbolic' human behaviour emerged during the African Middle Stone Age. The habitual use of red ochre is a defining aspect of 'modern' human behaviour. Diverse symbolic and utilitarian interpretations have been proposed for ochre. Actualistic experiments with ochre can clarify the emergence of 'modern' behaviour. An experimental database is developed for ...

Porc-Epic Cave - Wikipedia

Porc-Epic Cave (also Porc Epic Cave, Porc-Épic Cave) is an archaeological site located in Dire Dawa, Ethiopia.Dated back to the Middle Stone Age, the site contains extensive evidence of microlithic tools, bone, and faunal remains. The lithic assemblage reveals that inhabitants at the time were well-organized with their environment. There is also rock art and strong evidence for ochre processing.

Processing ochre in the Middle Stone Age: Testing the ...

Ochre is ubiquitous in historic, Iron Age, Later Stone Age (LSA) and Middle Stone Age (MSA) archaeological contexts throughout southern Africa. Specimens are usually unmodified, but some are faceted, exhibiting striations and grooves ( Henshilwood et al., 2001, p. 432), polish ( Wadley, 2009, p. 167) and incisions and signs of flaking ...

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The team used X-ray, spectroscopy and microscopy techniques to analyse 21 well-preserved ochre processing tools, such as grindstones, and two ochre-stained artefacts, uncovered in the Middle Stone ...

Middle Stone Age Chemists: A 100,000 Year Old Pigment ...

1 Henshilwood, Christopher; Van Niekerk, Karen Loise. 2012. Middle Stone Age Chemists - a 100 000-year-old pigment processing workshop at Blombos Cave.

Patterns of change and continuity in ochre use during the ...

Ochre is found at numerous Middle Stone Age (MSA) sites and plays a key role in early modern human archaeology. Here we analyse the largest known East African MSA ochre assemblage, comprising 40 kg of ochre, found at Porc-Epic Cave, Ethiopia, spanning a period of at least 4,500 years. Visual characterisation of ochre types, microscopic identification of traces of modification, morphological ...

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11/2/2016· Ochre is a common feature at Middle Stone Age (MSA) sites and has often been interpreted as a proxy for the origin of modern behaviour. However, few ochre processing tools, ochre …

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A 100,000-Year-Old Ochre-Processing WorkshopatBlombosCave,SouthAfrica Christopher S. Henshilwood,1,2* Francesco d'Errico,3,1 Karen L. van Niekerk,1 Yvan Coquinot,4 Zenobia Jacobs,5 Stein-Erik Lauritzen,6 Michel Menu,4 Renata García-Moreno3 The conceptual ability to source, combine, and store substances that enhance technology or

Ochre use by Middle Stone Age humans in Porc-Epic cave ...

Ochre use by Middle Stone Age humans in Porc-Epic cave persisted over thousands of years Ochre pigment acquisition, processing, use likely reflect cohesive behavioral system

Middle Stone Age Ochre Processing and Behavioural ...

Middle Stone Age Ochre Processing and Behavioural Complexity in the Horn of Africa: Evidence from Porc-Epic Cave, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. PLOS ONE, Dec 2019 Daniela Eugenia Rosso, Africa Pitarch Mart í, Francesco d'Errico ...

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A 100,000-Year-Old Ochre-Processing WorkshopatBlombosCave,SouthAfrica Christopher S. Henshilwood,1,2* Francesco d'Errico,3,1 Karen L. van Niekerk,1 Yvan Coquinot,4 Zenobia Jacobs,5 Stein-Erik Lauritzen,6 Michel Menu,4 Renata García-Moreno3 The conceptual ability to source, combine, and store substances that enhance technology or

Middle Stone Age ochre processing tools reveal cultural ...

11/2/2016· Middle Stone Age Ochre Processing and Behavioural Complexity in the Horn of Africa: Evidence from Porc-Epic Cave, Dire Dawa, Ethiopia. PLOS ONE, 2016; 11 (11): e0164793 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone ...

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3/16/2018· Twin Rivers, Zambia: Pieces of ochre up to 266,000 years old include a quartzite cobble stained with ochre that may be the earliest known ochre-processing tool. 5. Porc-Epic, Ethiopia: The largest collection of ochre pieces ever found, weighing nearly 90 pounds in total, includes a variety of tools to process and use the material 40,000 years ago.

Blombos Cave and the Creativity of Early Modern Humans

7/31/2019· Blombos Cave (abbreviated in the scientific literature as BBC) contains one of the longest and richest sequences of early subsistence, and technological and cultural innovations of pressure-flaking of stone tools, non-functional engraving, shell bead production, and red ochre processing by early modern humans worldwide, from occupations dated to the Middle Stone Age (MSA), 74,000-100,000 …

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How Was Ochre Used in Stone Age Africa and How Was it ...

3/15/2019· Confocal technology is a valuable technique for the identification of facets of ochre pieces ground on different rocks. Results were helpful in enhancing the understanding of ochre processing and use by the Middle Stone Age hominins who colonized Porc-Epic Cave 4000 decades ago.

Middle Stone Age Ochre Processing and Behavioural ...

Ochre is a common feature at Middle Stone Age (MSA) sites and has often been interpreted as a proxy for the origin of modern behaviour. However, few ochre processing tools, ochre containers, and ochre-stained artefacts from MSA contexts have been studied in detail within a theoretical framework aimed at inferring the technical steps involved in the acquisition, production and use of these ...