Deacon, Janette. Later stone age people and their descendants in southern Africa

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Author: Author's name as listed in Library of Congress records

Title: Later stone age people and their descendants in southern Africa

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Southern African prehistory and paleoenvironments, edited by Richard G. Klein

Published By: Original publisher Southern African prehistory and paleoenvironments, edited by Richard G. Klein Rotterdam ; Boston: A.A. Balkema. 1984. 221-328, 361-395 p. ill., maps

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Janette Deacon

HRAF Publication Information: New Haven, Conn.: Human Relations Area Files, 2004. Computer File

Culture: Culture name from the Outline of World Cultures (OWC) with the alphanumberic OWC identifier in parenthesis. Wilton (FX50)

Subjects: Document-level OCM identifiers given by the anthropology subject indexers at HRAF Reviews and critiques (114); Theoretical orientation in research and its results (121); Experimental data (1213); Fauna (136); Lithic industries (324); General tools (412); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Janette Deacon 'outline[s] the culture-stratigraphic sequence and the role of ethnographic and historical sources in the interpretation of the material culture of Later Stone Age [LSA] people…' (page 304). In this paper Deacon provides a synthesis of the LSA from approximately 40,000 BP. to the present. Only the material that relates to the approximate time period of Wilton (terminal Pleistocene/early Holocene or 12,000 to 8000 B.P. and Holocene to late Holocene or 8000 B.P. - circa 2000 B.P.) was indexed for OCM (Outline of Cultural Materials) codes. Deacon's main interest is 'the nature and timing of both the first appearance of the LSA and its component parts and subsequent modifications…' (page 319).

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 2

Document ID: HRAF's unique document identifier. The first part is the OWC identifier and the second part is the document number in three digits. fx50-002

Document Type: May include journal articles, essays, collections of essays, monographs or chapters/parts of monographs. Essay

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 361-395)

Field Date: The date the researcher conducted the fieldwork or archival research that produced the document no date

Evaluation: In this alphanumeric code, the first part designates the type of person writing the document, e.g. Ethnographer, Missionary, Archaeologist, Folklorist, Linguist, Indigene, and so on. The second part is a ranking done by HRAF anthropologists based on the strength of the source material on a scale of 1 to 5, as follows: 1 - poor; 2 - fair; 3 - good, useful data, but not uniformly excellent; 4 - excellent secondary data; 5 - excellent primary data Archaeologist-4

Analyst: The HRAF anthropologist who subject indexed the document and prepared other materials for the eHRAF culture/tradition collection. Sarah Berry ; 2002

Coverage Date: The date or dates that the information in the document pertains to (often not the same as the field date). circa 12,000 BP-2000 BP

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) southern Africa; Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

LCSH: Library of Congress Subject Headings South Africa--Antiquities

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