78,000-year-old record of Middle and Later Stone Age innovation in an East African tropical forest. / Shipton, Ceri; Roberts, Patrick; Archer, Will; Armitage, Simon; Bita, Caesar; Blinkhorn, James; Courtney-Mustaphi, Colin; Crowther, Alison; Curtis, Richard; D'Errico, Francesco; Douka, Katerina; Faulkner, Patrick ; Groucutt, Huw; Helm, Richard; Herries, Andy; Jembe, Severinus; Kourampas, Nikos; Lee-Thorp, Julia; Marchant, Rob; Mercader, Julio; Pitarch Marti, Africa ; Prendergast, Mary; Rowson, Ben; Tengeza, Amini; Tibesasa, Ruth; White, Tom; Petraglia, Michael ; Boivin, Nicole.

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78,000-year-old record of Middle and Later Stone Age innovation in an East African tropical forest. / Shipton, Ceri; Roberts, Patrick; Archer, Will; Armitage, Simon; Bita, Caesar; Blinkhorn, James; Courtney-Mustaphi, Colin; Crowther, Alison; Curtis, Richard; D'Errico, Francesco; Douka, Katerina; Faulkner, Patrick ; Groucutt, Huw; Helm, Richard; Herries, Andy; Jembe, Severinus; Kourampas, Nikos; Lee-Thorp, Julia; Marchant, Rob; Mercader, Julio; Pitarch Marti, Africa ; Prendergast, Mary; Rowson, Ben; Tengeza, Amini; Tibesasa, Ruth; White, Tom; Petraglia, Michael ; Boivin, Nicole.

In: Nature Communications, Vol. 9, 1832 (2018), 09.05.2018, p. 1-8.

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Shipton, C, Roberts, P, Archer, W, Armitage, S, Bita, C, Blinkhorn, J, Courtney-Mustaphi, C, Crowther, A, Curtis, R, D'Errico, F, Douka, K, Faulkner, P, Groucutt, H, Helm, R, Herries, A, Jembe, S, Kourampas, N, Lee-Thorp, J, Marchant, R, Mercader, J, Pitarch Marti, A, Prendergast, M, Rowson, B, Tengeza, A, Tibesasa, R, White, T, Petraglia, M & Boivin, N 2018, '78,000-year-old record of Middle and Later Stone Age innovation in an East African tropical forest', Nature Communications, vol. 9, 1832 (2018), pp. 1-8. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04057-3

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Shipton, C., Roberts, P., Archer, W., Armitage, S., Bita, C., Blinkhorn, J., ... Boivin, N. (2018). 78,000-year-old record of Middle and Later Stone Age innovation in an East African tropical forest. Nature Communications, 9, 1-8. [1832 (2018)]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-018-04057-3

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Shipton, Ceri ; Roberts, Patrick ; Archer, Will ; Armitage, Simon ; Bita, Caesar ; Blinkhorn, James ; Courtney-Mustaphi, Colin ; Crowther, Alison ; Curtis, Richard ; D'Errico, Francesco ; Douka, Katerina ; Faulkner, Patrick ; Groucutt, Huw ; Helm, Richard ; Herries, Andy ; Jembe, Severinus ; Kourampas, Nikos ; Lee-Thorp, Julia ; Marchant, Rob ; Mercader, Julio ; Pitarch Marti, Africa ; Prendergast, Mary ; Rowson, Ben ; Tengeza, Amini ; Tibesasa, Ruth ; White, Tom ; Petraglia, Michael ; Boivin, Nicole. / 78,000-year-old record of Middle and Later Stone Age innovation in an East African tropical forest. In: Nature Communications. 2018 ; Vol. 9. pp. 1-8.

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