Mitchell, Peter. Holocene Later Stone Age hunter-gatherers south of the Limpopo River, ca. 10,000-2000 B.P.

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

Title: Holocene Later Stone Age hunter-gatherers south of the Limpopo River, ca. 10,000-2000 B.P.

Published in: if part or section of a book or monograph Journal of world prehistory -- Vol. 11

Published By: Original publisher Journal of world prehistory -- Vol. 11 New York: Plenum Press. 1997. 359-424 p.

By line: Author's name as appearing in the actual publication Peter Mitchell

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 Identification (101); Climate (132); Fauna (136); Flora (137); Ornament (301); Lithic industries (324); Settlement patterns (361); General tools (412); Visual arts (5311); Chronologies and culture sequences (911);

Abstract: Brief abstract written by HRAF anthropologists who have done the subject indexing for the document Mitchell synthesizes the data of the Later Stone Age south of the Limpopo River. He uses ethnographic data from modern hunter-gatherers to help interprete the archaeological data of the Later Stone Age peoples. This article provides information on the environment, climate, and geology of the area south of the Limpopo River from 10,000 B.P. to the present. It also points out the differences between Oakhurst, Wilton and Post-classic Wilton assemblages and provides information on subsistence, seasonal mobility, demography (based on radiocarbon dates from sites), settlement patterns, exchange and rock art.

Document Number: HRAF's in-house numbering system derived from the processing order of documents 4

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. fx50-004

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

Language: Language that the document is written in English

Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 409-424)

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). Later Stone Age; 10,000 BP-2000 BP

Coverage Place: Location of the research culture or tradition (often a smaller unit such as a band, community, or archaeological site) south of the Limpopo River; Lesotho, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland

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


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