Skip to main content Accessibility help
×
Home

Exploring karst landscapes: new prehistoric sites in south-central Ethiopia

  • Yonatan Sahle (a1), Domenico Giusti (a2), Tegenu Gossa (a3) and Hila Ashkenazy (a1)

Abstract

Archaeological reconnaissance and test excavation conducted in south-central Ethiopia reveal the region's rich Stone Age and Holocene archaeology. Ongoing lithic, faunal and dating analyses aim to understand chronological and behavioural contexts of prioritised rockshelters as part of a newly launched project. Speleothems in some of the caves promise high-resolution palaeoclimatic reconstruction.

  • View HTML
    • Send article to Kindle

      To send this article to your Kindle, first ensure no-reply@cambridge.org is added to your Approved Personal Document E-mail List under your Personal Document Settings on the Manage Your Content and Devices page of your Amazon account. Then enter the ‘name’ part of your Kindle email address below. Find out more about sending to your Kindle. Find out more about sending to your Kindle.

      Note you can select to send to either the @free.kindle.com or @kindle.com variations. ‘@free.kindle.com’ emails are free but can only be sent to your device when it is connected to wi-fi. ‘@kindle.com’ emails can be delivered even when you are not connected to wi-fi, but note that service fees apply.

      Find out more about the Kindle Personal Document Service.

      Exploring karst landscapes: new prehistoric sites in south-central Ethiopia
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Dropbox

      To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Dropbox.

      Exploring karst landscapes: new prehistoric sites in south-central Ethiopia
      Available formats
      ×

      Send article to Google Drive

      To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies. If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your <service> account. Find out more about sending content to Google Drive.

      Exploring karst landscapes: new prehistoric sites in south-central Ethiopia
      Available formats
      ×

Copyright

Corresponding author

*Author for correspondence (Email: yonatan.sahle@ifu.uni-tuebingen.de)

References

Hide All
Asrat, A., Baker, A., Leng, M.J., Hellstrom, J., Mariethoz, G., Boomer, I., Yu, D., Jex, C.N. & Gunn, J.. 2018. Paleoclimate change in Ethiopia around the last interglacial derived from annually resolved stalagmite evidence. Quaternary Science Reviews 202: 197210. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.06.016
Assefa, G. 1988. Potential hydrocarbon-generating rock units within the Phanerozoic sequence of the Ogaden Basin, Ethiopia: a preliminary assessment using the Lopatin model. Journal of Petroleum Geology 11: 461–72. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1747-5457.1988.tb00832.x
Assefa, Z., Pleurdeau, D., Duquesnoy, F., Hovers, E., Pearson, O., Asrat, A. & Lam, Y.M.. 2014. Survey and explorations of caves in southeastern Ethiopia: Middle Stone Age and Later Stone Age archaeology and Holocene rock art. Quaternary International 343: 136–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2013.07.132
Bonneau, A., Pearce, D., Mitchell, P., Staff, R., Arthur, C., Mallen, L., Brock, F. & Higham, T.. 2017. The earliest directly dated rock paintings from southern Africa: new AMS radiocarbon dates. Antiquity 91: 322–33. https://doi.org/10.15184/aqy.2016.271
Brandt, S.A. 1986. The Upper Pleistocene and Early Holocene prehistory of the Horn of Africa. African Archaeological Review 4: 4182.
Brandt, S.A. & Carder, N.. 1987. Pastoral rock art in the Horn of Africa: making sense of udder chaos. World Archaeology 19: 194213. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF01117035
Clark, J.D. 1954. The prehistoric cultures of the Horn of Africa. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Lesur, J., Hildebrand, E.A., Abawa, G. & Gutherz, X.. 2014. The advent of herding in the Horn of Africa: new data from Ethiopia, Djibouti and Somaliland. Quaternary International 343: 148–58. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.quaint.2013.11.024
Richter, J. & Vogelsang, R.. 2008. Rock art in north-western central Namibia—its age and cultural background, in Limpricht, C. & Biesele, M. (ed.) Heritage and cultures in modern Namibia—in-depth views of the country: 3746. Göttingen: Klaus Hess.

Keywords

Metrics

Altmetric attention score

Full text views

Total number of HTML views: 0
Total number of PDF views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

Abstract views

Total abstract views: 0 *
Loading metrics...

* Views captured on Cambridge Core between <date>. This data will be updated every 24 hours.

Usage data cannot currently be displayed