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Interdisciplinary investigations of the cultural, chronological and environmental sequence of Pockenbank, Namibia

At the margins of Late Pleistocene subcontinental networks

Introduction

IntoductionPrehistoric archaeological research on the evolution of anatomically modern humans in southern Africa during the Late Pleistocene is increasingly becoming a multidisciplinary endeavour. How technological and socio-economic innovations are linked to hominin cognitive capacities during the so-called Middle Stone Age (MSA) are a major focus of current research. An important part of understanding the emergence, distribution and disappearance of these innovations is to understand regional social networks and demographic changes.