Experimenting with the Pleistocene
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Experimenting with the Pleistocene the reconstruction of early hominid diets and habitats in Southern Africa by Andrew Sillen

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Published by University of Cape Town in Cape Town .
Written in English


  • Human evolution.,
  • Prehistoric peoples -- Food -- Africa, Southern.

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Edition Notes

StatementAndrew Sillen.
SeriesInaugural lecture / University of Cape Town. new series -- no.199, Inaugural lecture (University of Cape Town) -- no.199.
ContributionsUniversity of Cape Town.
The Physical Object
Pagination19p. ;
Number of Pages19
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17445672M
ISBN 100799218359

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