Southern and Eastern Africa Later Stone Age

  • Peter N. Peregrine


RELATIVE TIME PERIOD: Follows the Southern and Eastern Africa Middle Stone Age, precedes the Wilton tradition in the Cape region, the East African Neolithic tradition in East Africa, and the South African Iron Age in the rest of the area.


Stone Tool African Archaeology Flake Stone Personal Ornament Engelwood Cliff 
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Suggested Readings

  1. Deacon, Hillary J. (1976). Where Hunters Hunted: A Study of Holocene Stone Age Peoples in the Eastern Cape. Cape Town: South African Archaeological Society.Google Scholar
  2. Deacon, Hillary J. (1979). “Excavations at Boomplass Cave-A Sequence through the Upper Pleistocene and Holocene in South Africa.” World Archaeology 10: 241–257.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Deacon, Janette (1984). “Later Stone Age People and Their Descendents in Southern Africa.” In Southern African Prehistory and Paleoenvironments, ed. R. G. Klein. Rotterdam: Balkema, 221–328.Google Scholar
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  9. Wadley, Lyn (1987). Later Stone Age Hunters and Gatherers of the Southern Transvaal. Oxford: Cambridge Monographs in African Archaeology 25.Google Scholar
  10. Wadley, Lyn (1993). “The Pleistocene Later Stone Age South of the Limpopo River.” Journal of World Prehistory 7: 243–296.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Willcox, A. R. (1984). The Rock Art of Africa. New York: Holmes and Meier.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter N. Peregrine
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  1. 1.Department of AnthropologyLawrence UniversityAppletonUSA

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