New archaeological investigations at the Lothagam harpoon site at Lake Turkana

TitleNew archaeological investigations at the Lothagam harpoon site at Lake Turkana
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2017
AuthorsGoldstein S, Hildebrand E, Storozum M, Sawchuk E, Lewis J, Ngugi C, Robbins L
Journal Antiquity
Volume91
Issue360
PaginationArticle Number UNSP e5
Date Published12/2017
Abstract

The Lothagam harpoon site in north-west Kenya's Lake Turkana Basin provides a stratified Holocene sequence capturing changes in African fisher-hunter-gatherer strategies through a series of subtle and dramatic climate shifts (Figure 1). The site rose to archaeological prominence following Robbins's 1965–1966 excavations, which yielded sizeable lithic and ceramic assemblages and one of the largest collections of Early Holocene human remains from Eastern Africa (Robbins 1974; Angel et al. 1980).

DOI10.15184/aqy.2017.215