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Palaeoanthropology

The coast in colour

A South African cave overlooking the Indian Ocean was apparently a desirable residence for early humans. The site has provided rich evidence for the early use of colour and marine resources.

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Figure 1: A home at Pinnacle Point.

C. W. MAREAN

Figure 2: Timeline of some notable archaeological evidence for modern behaviour in early Homo sapiens.

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McBrearty, S., Stringer, C. The coast in colour. Nature 449, 793–794 (2007). https://doi.org/10.1038/449793a

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