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Peninj: A Research Project on Human Origins (1995–2005). By Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Luis Alcalá & Luis Luque (eds.). Oxbow Books on behalf of the American School of Prehistoric Research, Cambridge, 2009, 284 pp. ISBN 978-1-84217-382-4. £ 20.00 / US$ 35.00 (Hardcover).

Peninj: A Research Project on Human Origins (1995–2005). By Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Luis Alcalá... Peninj: A Research Project on Human Origins (1995­2005). By Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Luis Alcalá & Luis Luque (eds.). Oxbow Books on behalf of the American School of Prehistoric Research, Cambridge, 2009, 284 pp. ISBN 978-1-84217-382-4. £ 20.00 / US$ 35.00 (Hardcover). This edited monograph presents the results of a decadelong archaeological project exploring the evolutionary adaptations of Early Pleistocene hominids at the site of Peninj in northern Tanzania. Palaeoanthropological interest in Peninj began in 1963, but archaeological exploration remained low-level due to competing research interests at the East African sites of Olduvai Gorge and Koobi Fora. Intensive fieldwork at Peninj was effectively shelved, and it remained in relative academic obscurity. The sustained efforts of Domínguez-Rodrigo et al presented in this volume mark the end of superficial and punctuated interest in Peninj, and firmly situate it as a key Early Stone Age site. Located to the west of Lake Natron, the Peninj Group sediments are exceptional in preserving a ca 1.6­1.2 Myr landsurface that extends laterally for about 1 km2, certifying its description as a palaeolandscape. In the area known as the Maritanane Type Section, 8 discrete clusters of fossil fauna and Mode 1 (Oldowan) stone tools lie on this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of African Archaeology Brill

Peninj: A Research Project on Human Origins (1995–2005). By Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Luis Alcalá & Luis Luque (eds.). Oxbow Books on behalf of the American School of Prehistoric Research, Cambridge, 2009, 284 pp. ISBN 978-1-84217-382-4. £ 20.00 / US$ 35.00 (Hardcover).

Journal of African Archaeology , Volume 9 (1): 113 – Oct 25, 2011

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© Copyright 2011 by Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands
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Peninj: A Research Project on Human Origins (1995­2005). By Manuel Domínguez-Rodrigo, Luis Alcalá & Luis Luque (eds.). Oxbow Books on behalf of the American School of Prehistoric Research, Cambridge, 2009, 284 pp. ISBN 978-1-84217-382-4. £ 20.00 / US$ 35.00 (Hardcover). This edited monograph presents the results of a decadelong archaeological project exploring the evolutionary adaptations of Early Pleistocene hominids at the site of Peninj in northern Tanzania. Palaeoanthropological interest in Peninj began in 1963, but archaeological exploration remained low-level due to competing research interests at the East African sites of Olduvai Gorge and Koobi Fora. Intensive fieldwork at Peninj was effectively shelved, and it remained in relative academic obscurity. The sustained efforts of Domínguez-Rodrigo et al presented in this volume mark the end of superficial and punctuated interest in Peninj, and firmly situate it as a key Early Stone Age site. Located to the west of Lake Natron, the Peninj Group sediments are exceptional in preserving a ca 1.6­1.2 Myr landsurface that extends laterally for about 1 km2, certifying its description as a palaeolandscape. In the area known as the Maritanane Type Section, 8 discrete clusters of fossil fauna and Mode 1 (Oldowan) stone tools lie on this

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Published: Oct 25, 2011

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