Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Klasies River Mouth Cave(s)

Archaeological site(s) composed of five (the main site) or more caves found in 1967 near the mouth of the Klasies River on the Tsitsikama coast in South Africa, dated to 130-70 kya (94-88 kya by ESR dating), and containing Middle Stone Age and Howieson’s Poort artifacts, and hominid remains that include fragments from several MSA I individuals assigned to Homo sapiens (AMHs). The degree of marine resource exploitation at the site is remarkable.

Cf. Herto hominids.

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