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Ounjougou (Mali) : a history of Holocene settlement at the southern edge of the Sahara

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Raeli, Franco
Ballouche, Aziz
Rasse, Michel
Stokes, S.
Published in Antiquity. 2004, vol. 78, no. 301, p. 579-593
Abstract The area of Ounjougou consists of a series of gullies cut through upper Pleistocene and Holocene formations on the Dogon Plateau in the Sahel at the south edge of the Sahara Desert. Here the authors have chronicled a stratified sequence of human occupation fom the tenth to the second millennium BC, recording natural and anthropogenic strata containing artefacts and micro- and macro- palaeoecological remains, mostly in an excellent state of conservation. They present a first synthesis of the archaeological and environmental sequence for the Holocene period, define five main occupation phases for Ounjougou, and attempt to place them within the context of West African prehistory.
Keywords NeolithicHoloceneWest AfricaMaliPalaeoenvironmentLithic industryCeramics
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HUYSECOM, Eric et al. Ounjougou (Mali) : a history of Holocene settlement at the southern edge of the Sahara. In: Antiquity, 2004, vol. 78, n° 301, p. 579-593. https://archive-ouverte.unige.ch/unige:14502

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