10. Coastal Diet, Encephalization, and Innovative Behaviors in the Late Middle Stone Age of Southern Africa

  1. Stephen C. Cunnane2 and
  2. Kathlyn M. Stewart3
  1. John Parkington

Published Online: 28 APR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470609880.ch10

Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources

Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources

How to Cite

Parkington, J. (2010) Coastal Diet, Encephalization, and Innovative Behaviors in the Late Middle Stone Age of Southern Africa, in Human Brain Evolution: The Influence of Freshwater and Marine Food Resources (eds S. C. Cunnane and K. M. Stewart), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9780470609880.ch10

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Research Center on Aging and Departments of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics, Université de Sherbrooke, Sherbrooke, Québec, Canada

  2. 3

    Paleobiology, Canadian Museum of Nature, Ottawa, K1P 6P4, Canada

Author Information

  1. Department of Archaeology, University of Cape Town, Rondebosch 7701, Capetown, South Africa

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 APR 2010
  2. Published Print: 5 MAY 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470452684

Online ISBN: 9780470609880

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Keywords:

  • coastal diet, encephalization and innovative behaviors - late middle stone age of southern Africa;
  • climate change - rise and fall of sea level, aridity marking “glacial” phases of climate cycle;
  • new narrative - later human evolution in Africa

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Changes

  • Climate Change

  • A New Narrative

  • References