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Bone harpoons from the Lake Turkana basin

Kimaru C. Githinji

Bone harpoons from the Lake Turkana basin

by Kimaru C. Githinji

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Published by University of Nairobi, Dept. of History in [Nairobi] .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Kenya,
  • Rudolf, Lake, Region (Kenya and Ethiopia),
  • Kenya.
    • Subjects:
    • Harpoons, Prehistoric -- Kenya.,
    • Harpoons, Prehistoric -- Rudolf, Lake, Region (Kenya and Ethiopia),
    • Bone implements, Prehistoric -- Kenya.,
    • Bone implements, Prehistoric -- Rudolf, Lake, Region (Kenya and Ethiopia),
    • Kenya -- Antiquities.,
    • Rudolf, Lake, Region (Kenya and Ethiopia) -- Antiquities.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (leaves 13-14)

      Statementby Kimaru C. Githinji.
      SeriesStaff seminar paper ;, no. 2 (1991/1992), Staff seminar paper (University of Nairobi. Dept. of History) ;, 1991/92, no. 2.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGN865.K4 G58 1992
      The Physical Object
      Pagination14 leaves :
      Number of Pages14
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1391932M
      LC Control Number92981307

      After death, his slender, long-limbed body sank into the mud of the lake shallows. His bones fossilized and lay undisturbed for million years. In the s, fossil hunter Kimoya Kimeu, working on the western shore of Lake Turkana, Kenya, glimpsed a dark colored piece of bone eroding in a hillside. The early research at Lake Turkana uncovered the oldest pottery in East Africa as well as large numbers of bone harpoons similar to those found along the Nile Valley and elsewhere in Africa. The Lake Turkana area remains one of the major building blocks in the interpretation of the later prehistory of Africa as a whole, just as it is a key area.

        Descriptions of a small H. erectus skull, and jaw material from a late-surviving specimen of Homo habilis demonstrate that the two species co-existed in the Lake Turkana basin .   The scene was a lagoon on the shore of Lake Turkana in Kenya. The time ab years ago. One group of hunter-gatherers attacked and .

      Lake Turkana is known as the ‘cradle of mankind’, existing as a pre-historic center for early hominids. S fossil specimens have been collected from the Turkana Basin. Anthropological digs have led to the discovery of important fossilized remains, most notably, the skeleton of the Turkana Boy, (or Nariokotome Boy). The Turkana Basin has been the focus of research in human evolution since the late s, particularly related to late Miocene, Pliocene and early Pleistocene hominins. Later Pleistocene material is rare. Only four fossils from the basin and its surround are of known or likely Middle Pleistocene age – the stratigraphically un-resolved fossils from Eliye Springs 1 and Guomde 2 and the two.


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Bone harpoons from the Lake Turkana basin by Kimaru C. Githinji Download PDF EPUB FB2

Location of Holocene sites with barbed bone harpoons. Reconstruction of Turkana Basin around m years ago. Harpoons and affinities.

Lake Turkana siteswith harpoons. Attributes cited. Bargraphs of bone harpoons from Lake Turkana sites. Lothagam artifacts. Lovasera artifacts. GaJi 11 and GaJi 12 artifacts. A detailed study of the variation in Holocene worked bone harpoons from the Lake Turkana/Omo Basin (Northern Kenya/Southwest Ethiopia) has been conducted.

Bone harpoon sites in this basin span a more than 6, year period (approximately 9, or 10, bp through 3, bp). A review of the dates associated with these archaeological assemblages (and the dating of sedimentary features Author: Loretta Dibble.

Project Gallery New archaeological investigations at the Lothagam harpoon site at Lake Turkana Steven Goldstein1,∗, Elisabeth Hildebrand2,3, Michael Storozum4, Elizabeth Sawchuk2, Jason Lewis2,3, Cecilia Ngugi5 & Lawrence H. Robbins6 The Lothagam harpoon site in north-west Kenya’s Lake Turkana Basin provides a stratified.

"The harpoons are the iconic remains of a people who have disappeared," says Mirazón Lahr, "when they lived, Lake Turkana was much larger and the environment much richer. Lake Turkana (/ t ɜːr ˈ k ɑː n ə,-ˈ k æ n-/), formerly known as Lake Rudolf, is a lake in the Kenyan Rift Valley, in northern Kenya, with its far northern end crossing into Ethiopia.

It is the world's largest permanent desert lake and the world's largest alkaline volume it is the world's fourth-largest salt lake after the Caspian Sea, Issyk-Kul, and Lake Van (passing the Average depth: m (99 ft). Geography. Lake Turkana sits at the center of the Turkana Basin and is flanked by the Chalbi Desert to the east, the Lotakipi Plains to the north, Karasuk to the west and Samburu to the south.

Included within these regions are desert scrub, desert grass and shrubland, and scattered Acacia or open grasslands. The only true Perennial River is the Omo River in Ethiopia in the northern part of the. PDF | On Jan 1,Yahia Fadl Tahir and others published Bone Harpoons Recovered from El-Ga’ab Depression Western Sahara (Sudan) Shape Attributes and Morphometric Analysis | Find, read and.

The Lothagam harpoon site in north-west Kenya's Lake Turkana Basin provides a stratified Holocene sequence capturing changes in African fisher-hunter-gatherer strategies through a series of subtle. A snapshot of lake fluctuation levels during the Holocene can be seen in the molluscan beds, which would have provided important food resources to ancient inhabitants.

A fisher-hunter-gatherer subsistence strategy is evidenced by barbed bone harpoons found at the site. However, one thing is certain. These assemblages and their harpoons were deposited when Koobi Fora Spit was emergent - during periods when the level of Lake Turkana was similar to its to stands.

This is our first look at the low water prehistory of harpoon technology in the Turkana Basin. Analyses demonstrated that the earliest appearance of is in the Lake Turkana basin, – BP (Marshall et al.,Barthelme, ). In these sites, domesticates co-occur with remains of fishes and aquatic vertebrates, and with bone harpoons.

At the beginning of the Holocene (11, years ago), the Turkana Basin and much of northern Africa experienced an extended period (up to 10, years) with seasonally high rainfall.

The culture during this time appeared to focus on lake based on numerous barbed bone harpoon points and aquatic bone remains (tortoise, crocodile, but.

“The area around Lake Turkana is extraordinarily rich not just in fossils, but also in artefacts used to exploit the ecology of the area. In the case of aquatic resources from the lake, these artefacts are often harpoons or points made from bone.

Lucia Muzzarelli ’19 near Lake Turkana in Kenya. More than 5, years ago, the arid Turkana Basin was warm and verdant. At that time, the shores of Lake Turkana were a place of rest for pastoralists, mobile groups of fisher-hunter-gatherers.

While on those hikes, the students would often come across artifacts, such as bone harpoons. Human origins in the Lake Turkana basin Human Existence Dilemma. Science holds that for the billion years life has been on this planet, we can only prove that man has been in existence for the pastyears.

In order to get a grip on what the future may hold and what impact we will make, it is important to trace our beginning. The Lake is the most saline lake in East Africa and the largest desert lake in the world, surrounded by an arid, seemingly extraterrestrial landscape that is often devoid of life.

The long body of Lake Turkana drops down along the Rift Valley from the Ethiopian border, extending kilometers from north to south and 44 km at its widest point.

There are 12 complete skeletons in all, along with the partial remains of 15 other people, unearthed near what was once a lagoon by Lake Turkana, in northern Kenya. Turkana, a people living in the arid, sandy expanse of northwestern Kenya, from Lake Rudolf (Lake Turkana) to the Ugandan border.

The Turkana speak an Eastern Nilotic language of the Nilo-Saharan language family. Their language closely resembles that of the Teso. They apparently moved to their. The skeleton of a woman found with fractures on the knees on the ancient shore of Lake Turkana in Kenya.

Marta Mirazon Lahr via The New York. Benjamin Smith is a junior majoring in Anthropology who works under the mentorship of Dr.

Elisabeth Hildebrand and Dr. John Shea of the Department of a freshman, Ben participated in the inaugural Turkana Basin Institute (TBI) field school in Northern Kenya (January ) where he developed a serious interest in the barbed bone harpoons used by Hunter Gatherers near Lake Turkana.

Over the last five years, archaeologists from the University of Cambridge have been busy excavating around the edges of Kenya's Lake Turkana. During that time, they have amassed an extraordinary collection of bone harpoons, which range in date from 6, to 13, years old.Turkana Basin in northern Kenya became a mega-lake in the early Holocene, with abundant aquatic resources and lush grasslands for hunter-fishers to exploit (Abel ; Butzer ).

Early Holocene sites containing microliths, bone harpoons and pottery have been documented in the basin, the majority of them from the east side of the lake.The Lake Turkana Basin Institute | Meals: B,L,D Day 12 – Koobi Fora Driving south today, we will cover a short distance before coming to Sibiloi National Reserve and Koobi Fora, the lake side camp where Richard and Maeve Leakey made some of their most extradentary finds.