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Ongoing Excavations at FxJj20Main-Extension-0, Koobi Fora, Kenya

Author(s): Sean Deryck ; Russell Cutts ; David Braun ; J.W.K. Harris

Year: 2017

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Original excavation of FxJj20 sites in Koobi Fora, Kenya revealed nine oxidized patches described as combustion features associated with artifacts. Here we describe new excavations at a nearby new locality described as FxJj20Main-Ext-0. This excavation extends previous work in order to explore potential combustion features with newer techniques. Three squares adjacent to a reddened feature yielded 18 bones and 33 stone artifacts. All bone was fragmented. Most stone artifacts were basalt. Nearest neighbor analysis showed nonrandom clustering on both the horizontal and vertical planes with minimal evidence of post-depositional disturbance.

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Ongoing Excavations at FxJj20Main-Extension-0, Koobi Fora, Kenya. Sean Deryck, Russell Cutts, David Braun, J.W.K. Harris. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 429493)


Fire Koobi Fora

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min long: -18.809; min lat: -38.823 ; max long: 53.262; max lat: 38.823 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16176

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America