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2020

An isotopic test of the seasonal migration hypothesis for large grazing ungulates inhabiting the Palaeo-Agulhas Plain

Hodgkins, J., Marean, C. W., Venter, J. A., Richardson, L., Roberts, P., Zech, J., Difford, M., Copeland, S. R., Orr, C. M., Keller, H. M., Fahey, B. P. & Lee-Thorp, J. A., May 1 2020, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 235, 106221.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Comparison of climate and environment on the edge of the Palaeo-Agulhas Plain to the Little Karoo (South Africa) in Marine Isotope Stages 5–3 as indicated by speleothems

Braun, K., Bar-Matthews, M., Matthews, A., Ayalon, A., Zilberman, T., Cowling, R. M., Fisher, E. C., Herries, A. I. R., Brink, J. S. & Marean, C. W., May 1 2020, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 235, 105803.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations

Describing a drowned Pleistocene ecosystem: Last Glacial Maximum vegetation reconstruction of the Palaeo-Agulhas Plain

Cowling, R. M., Potts, A. J., Franklin, J., Midgley, G. F., Engelbrecht, F. & Marean, C. W., May 1 2020, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 235, 105866.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Discovery of cryptotephra at Middle–Upper Paleolithic sites Arma Veirana and Riparo Bombrini, Italy: a new link for broader geographic correlations

Hirniak, J. N., Smith, E. I., Johnsen, R., Ren, M., Hodgkins, J., Orr, C., Negrino, F., Riel-Salvatore, J., Fitch, S., Miller, C. E., Zerboni, A., Mariani, G. S., Harris, J. A., Gravel-Miguel, C., Strait, D., Peresani, M., Benazzi, S. & Marean, C. W., Jan 1 2020, In : Journal of Quaternary Science. 35, 1-2, p. 199-212 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
1 Scopus citations

Large mammals of the Palaeo-Agulhas Plain showed resilience to extreme climate change but vulnerability to modern human impacts

Venter, J. A., Brooke, C. F., Marean, C. W., Fritz, H. & Helm, C. W., May 1 2020, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 235, 106050.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations
5 Scopus citations

Migration of Pleistocene shorelines across the Palaeo-Agulhas Plain: Evidence from dated sub-bottom profiles and archaeological shellfish assemblages

Cawthra, H. C., Anderson, R. J., De Vynck, J. C., Jacobs, Z., Jerardino, A., Kyriacou, K. & Marean, C. W., May 1 2020, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 235, 106107.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Palaeoenvironments and plant availability during MIS 6 to MIS 3 on the edge of the Palaeo-Agulhas Plain (south coast, South Africa) as indicated by phytolith analysis at Pinnacle Point

Esteban, I., Marean, C. W., Cowling, R. M., Fisher, E. C., Cabanes, D. & Albert, R. M., May 1 2020, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 235, 105667.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations
4 Scopus citations

Pleistocene vertebrate tracksites on the Cape south coast of South Africa and their potential palaeoecological implications

Helm, C. W., Cawthra, H. C., Cowling, R. M., De Vynck, J. C., Lockley, M. G., Marean, C. W., Thesen, G. H. H. & Venter, J. A., May 1 2020, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 235, 105857.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

The foraging potential of the Holocene Cape south coast of South Africa without the Palaeo-Agulhas Plain

Wren, C. D., Botha, S., De Vynck, J., Janssen, M. A., Hill, K., Shook, E., Harris, J. A., Wood, B. M., Venter, J., Cowling, R., Franklin, J., Fisher, E. C. & Marean, C. W., May 1 2020, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 235, 105789.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations
6 Scopus citations

The resilience to human foraging of intertidal resources on the south Cape coast of South Africa and the implications for pre-historic foragers

De Vynck, J. C., Difford, M., Anderson, R., Marean, C. W., Cowling, R. M. & Hill, K., May 1 2020, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 235, 106041.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

5 Scopus citations
2019

Downscaling Last Glacial Maximum climate over southern Africa

Engelbrecht, F. A., Marean, C. W., Cowling, R. M., Engelbrecht, C. J., Neumann, F. H., Scott, L., Nkoana, R., O'Neal, D., Fisher, E., Shook, E., Franklin, J., Thatcher, M., McGregor, J. L., Van der Merwe, J., Dedekind, Z. & Difford, M., Dec 15 2019, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 226, 105879.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

8 Scopus citations

Late Pleistocene records of speleothem stable isotopic compositions from Pinnacle Point on the South African south coast

Braun, K., Bar-Matthews, M., Matthews, A., Ayalon, A., Cowling, R. M., Karkanas, P., Fisher, E. C., Dyez, K., Zilberman, T. & Marean, C., Jan 1 2019, In : Quaternary Research (United States). 91, 1, p. 265-288 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Origins of the human predatory pattern: The transition to large-animal exploitation by early hominins

Thompson, J. C., Carvalho, S., Marean, C. W. & Alemseged, Z., Feb 1 2019, In : Current anthropology. 60, 1, p. 1-23 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

13 Scopus citations

Seasonal scheduling of shellfish collection in the Middle and Later Stone Ages of southern Africa

Loftus, E., Lee-Thorp, J., Leng, M., Marean, C. & Sealy, J., Mar 2019, In : Journal of human evolution. 128, p. 1-16 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations
2018

A New Pleistocene Hominin Tracksite from the Cape South Coast, South Africa

Helm, C. W., McCrea, R. T., Cawthra, H. C., Lockley, M. G., Cowling, R. M., Marean, C., Thesen, G. H. H., Pigeon, T. S. & Hattingh, S., Dec 1 2018, In : Scientific Reports. 8, 1, 3772.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

10 Scopus citations

Depositional and sea-level history from MIS 6 (Termination II) to MIS 3 on the southern continental shelf of South Africa

Cawthra, H. C., Jacobs, Z., Compton, J. S., Fisher, E. C., Karkanas, P. & Marean, C., Feb 1 2018, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 181, p. 156-172 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

19 Scopus citations

Differentiating between cutting actions on bone using 3D geometric morphometrics and Bayesian analyses with implications to human evolution

Otárola-Castillo, E., Torquato, M. G., Hawkins, H. C., James, E., Harris, J. A., Marean, C., McPherron, S. P. & Thompson, J. C., Jan 1 2018, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 89, p. 56-67 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

Humans thrived in South Africa through the Toba eruption about 74,000 years ago

Smith, E. I., Jacobs, Z., Johnsen, R., Ren, M., Fisher, E. C., Oestmo, S., Wilkins, J., Harris, J. A., Karkanas, P., Fitch, S., Ciravolo, A., Keenan, D., Cleghorn, N., Lane, C. S., Matthews, T. & Marean, C., Mar 22 2018, In : Nature. 555, 7697, p. 511-515 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations

Middle and later stone age chronology of kisese II rockshelter (UNESCO World Heritage Kondoa Rock-Art Sites), Tanzania

Tryon, C. A., Lewis, J. E., Ranhorn, K. L., Kwekason, A., Alex, B., Laird, M. F., Marean, C., Niespolo, E., Nivens, J. & Mabulla, A. Z. P., Feb 1 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 2, e0192029.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Palaeoecology of giraffe tracks in Late Pleistocene aeolianites on the Cape south coast

Helm, C., Cawthra, H., Cowling, R., De Vynck, J., Marean, C., McCrea, R. & Rust, R., Jan 1 2018, In : South African Journal of Science. 114, 1-2, 2017-0266.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Phytoliths as an indicator of early modern humans plant gathering strategies, fire fuel and site occupation intensity during the Middle Stone Age at Pinnacle Point 5-6 (south coast, South Africa)

Esteban, I., Marean, C., Fisher, E. C., Karkanas, P., Cabanes, D. & Albert, R. M., Jun 1 2018, In : PLoS One. 13, 6, e0198558.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

7 Scopus citations

The role of ostrich in shaping the landscape use patterns of humans and hyenas on the southern coast of South Africa during the late Pleistocene

Hodgkins, J., le Roux, P., Marean, C., Penkman, K., Crisp, M., Fisher, E. & Lee-Thorp, J., Jan 1 2018, Multispecies Archaeology. Taylor and Francis, p. 333-346 14 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations
2017

Archaeology: Early signs of human presence in Australia

Marean, C., Jul 19 2017, In : Nature. 547, 7663, p. 285-287 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Cetopirus complanatus (Cirripedia: Coronulidae) from the late Middle Pleistocene human settlement of Pinnacle Point 13B (Mossel Bay, South Africa)

Collareta, A., Marean, C., Jerardino, A. & Bosselaers, M., Feb 28 2017, In : Zootaxa. 4237, 2, p. 393-400 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

3 Scopus citations

Chronometric investigations of the Middle to Upper Paleolithic transition in the Zagros Mountains using AMS radiocarbon dating and Bayesian age modelling

Becerra-Valdivia, L., Douka, K., Comeskey, D., Bazgir, B., Conard, N. J., Marean, C., Ollé, A., Otte, M., Tumung, L., Zeidi, M. & Higham, T. F. G., Aug 2017, In : Journal of human evolution. 109, p. 57-69 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

11 Scopus citations

Data visualization

Fisher, E. C. & Marean, C., Jan 1 2017, In : Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. p. 173-180 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Further human fossils from the Middle Stone Age deposits of Die Kelders Cave 1, Western Cape Province, South Africa

Grine, F. E., Marean, C., Faith, J. T., Black, W., Mongle, C. S., Trinkaus, E., le Roux, S. G. & du Plessis, A., Aug 2017, In : Journal of human evolution. 109, p. 70-78 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Lithic technological responses to Late Pleistocene glacial cycling at Pinnacle Point Site 5-6, South Africa

Wilkins, J., Brown, K. S., Oestmo, S., Pereira, T., Ranhorn, K. L., Schoville, B. J. & Marean, C., Mar 2017, In : PloS one. 12, 3, 0174051.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

Pinnacle point

Marean, C., Jan 1 2017, In : Encyclopedia of Earth Sciences Series. p. 672-675 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Scopus citations

The Middle Stone Age human fossil record from Klasies River Main Site

Grine, F. E., Wurz, S. & Marean, C., Feb 1 2017, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 103, p. 53-78 26 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

The trajectory of bone surface modification studies in paleoanthropology and a new Bayesian solution to the identification controversy

Harris, J. A., Marean, C., Ogle, K. & Thompson, J., Sep 1 2017, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 110, p. 69-81 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

16 Scopus citations
2016

Climate-mediated shifts in Neandertal subsistence behaviors at Pech de l'Azé IV and Roc de Marsal (Dordogne Valley, France)

Hodgkins, J., Marean, C., Turq, A., Sandgathe, D., McPherron, S. J. P. & Dibble, H., Jul 1 2016, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 96, p. 1-18 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

Foraging potential of underground storage organ plants in the southern Cape, South Africa

Singels, E., Potts, A. J., Cowling, R. M., Marean, C., De Vynck, J. & Esler, K. J., Dec 1 2016, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 101, p. 79-89 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15 Scopus citations

Late Quaternary environmental change in the Southern Cape, South Africa, from stable carbon and oxygen isotopes in faunal tooth enamel from Boomplaas Cave

Sealy, J., Lee-Thorp, J., Loftus, E., Faith, J. T. & Marean, C., Nov 1 2016, In : Journal of Quaternary Science. 31, 8, p. 919-927 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

14 Scopus citations

Modern soil phytolith assemblages used as proxies for Paleoscape reconstruction on the south coast of South Africa

Esteban, I., De Vynck, J. C., Singels, E., Vlok, J., Marean, C., Cowling, R. M., Fisher, E. C., Cabanes, D. & Albert, R. M., 2016, (Accepted/In press) In : Quaternary International.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

17 Scopus citations

Protein sequences bound to mineral surfaces persist into deep time

Demarchi, B., Hall, S., Roncal-Herrero, T., Freeman, C. L., Woolley, J., Crisp, M. K., Wilson, J., Fotakis, A., Fischer, R., Kessler, B. M., Jersie-Christensen, R. R., Olsen, J. V., Haile, J., Thomas, J., Marean, C., Parkington, J., Presslee, S., Lee-Thorp, J., Ditchfield, P., Hamilton, J. F. & 16 others, Ward, M. W., Wang, C. M., Shaw, M. D., Harrison, T., Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., Macphee, R. D. E., Kwekason, A., Ecker, M., Horwitz, L. K., Chazan, M., Kroger, R., Thomas-Oates, J., Harding, J. H., Cappellini, E., Penkman, K. & Collins, M. J., Sep 27 2016, In : eLife. 5, September, e17092.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

68 Scopus citations

Return rates from intertidal foraging from Blombos Cave to Pinnacle Point: Understanding early human economies

De Vynck, J. C., Anderson, R., Atwater, C., Cowling, R. M., Fisher, E. C., Marean, C., Walker, R. S. & Hill, K., Mar 1 2016, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 92, p. 101-115 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations

Seasonal availability of edible underground and aboveground carbohydrate resources to human foragers on the Cape south coast, South Africa

De Vynck, J. C., Cowling, R. M., Potts, A. J. & Marean, C., 2016, In : PeerJ. 2016, 2, 1679.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

12 Scopus citations

Size variation in Tachyoryctes splendens (East African mole-rat) and its implications for late Quaternary temperature change in equatorial East Africa

Faith, J. T., Patterson, D. B., Blegen, N., O'Neill, C. J., Marean, C., Peppe, D. J. & Tryon, C. A., May 15 2016, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 140, p. 39-48 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations

Strontium isotope investigation of ungulate movement patterns on the Pleistocene Paleo-Agulhas Plain of the Greater Cape Floristic Region, South Africa

Copeland, S. R., Cawthra, H. C., Fisher, E. C., Lee-Thorp, J. A., Cowling, R. M., le Roux, P. J., Hodgkins, J. & Marean, C., Jun 1 2016, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 141, p. 65-84 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Scopus citations

Submerged shorelines and landscape features offshore of mossel bay, South Africa

Cawthra, H. C., Compton, J. S., Fisher, E. C., Machutchon, M. & Marean, C., 2016, In : Geological Society Special Publication. 411, 1, p. 219-233 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

21 Scopus citations
41 Scopus citations
2015

An Evolutionary Anthropological Perspective on Modern Human Origins

Marean, C., Oct 21 2015, In : Annual Review of Anthropology. 44, 1, p. 533-556 24 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

38 Scopus citations

A new research strategy for integrating studies of paleoclimate, paleoenvironment, and paleoanthropology

Marean, C., Anderson, R. J., Bar-Matthews, M., Braun, K., Cawthra, H. C., Cowling, R. M., Engelbrecht, F., Esler, K. J., Fisher, E., Franklin, J., Hill, K., Janssen, M., Potts, A. J. & Zahn, R., Mar 1 2015, In : Evolutionary anthropology. 24, 2, p. 62-72 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations

Excavation and survey at Pinnacle Point

Oestmo, S. & Marean, C., Jan 1 2015, Field Archaeology from Around the World: Ideas and Approaches. Springer International Publishing, p. 123-126 4 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

3 Scopus citations

Interpreting human behavior from depositional rates and combustion features through the study of sedimentary microfacies at site Pinnacle Point 5-6, South Africa

Karkanas, P., Brown, K. S., Fisher, E. C., Jacobs, Z. & Marean, C., Aug 1 2015, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 85, p. 1-21 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Scopus citations

Paleodistribution modeling in archaeology and paleoanthropology

Franklin, J., Potts, A. J., Fisher, E. C., Cowling, R. M. & Marean, C., Feb 5 2015, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 110, p. 1-14 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

37 Scopus citations