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2019

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., Jan 1 2019, In : Quaternary Science Reviews.

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2 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., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 105866.

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9 Scopus citations

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.

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4 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.

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9 Scopus citations

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

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

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8 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., Thesen, G. H. H. & Venter, J. A., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 105857.

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3 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 1 2019, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 128, p. 1-16 16 p.

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1 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., Jan 1 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 105789.

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4 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.

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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.

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16 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.

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19 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.

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20 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.

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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.

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11 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.

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5 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.

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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.

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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 1 2017, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 109, p. 57-69 13 p.

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9 Scopus citations

Data visualization

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

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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 1 2017, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 109, p. 70-78 9 p.

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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 1 2017, In : PLoS One. 12, 3, 0174051.

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14 Scopus citations

Pinnacle point

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

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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.

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15 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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13 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.

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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.

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58 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.

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20 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.

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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.

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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.

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40 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.

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20 Scopus citations
38 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.

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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.

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29 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.

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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.

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36 Scopus citations

Taphonomy of fossils from the hominin-bearing deposits at Dikika, Ethiopia

Thompson, J. C., McPherron, S. P., Bobe, R., Reed, D., Barr, W. A., Wynn, J. G., Marean, C., Geraads, D. & Alemseged, Z., Sep 1 2015, In : Journal of Human Evolution. 86, p. 112-135 24 p.

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31 Scopus citations

Technical considerations and methodology for creating high-resolution, color-corrected, and georectified photomosaics of stratigraphic sections at archaeological sites

Fisher, E. C., Akkaynak, D., Harris, J., Herries, A. I. R., Jacobs, Z., Karkanas, P., Marean, C. & McGrath, J. R., May 1 2015, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 57, p. 380-394 15 p.

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13 Scopus citations

The Most Invasive Species of All

Marean, C., Jul 14 2015, In : Scientific American. 313, 2, p. 33-39 7 p.

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25 Scopus citations

The pinnacle point shell midden complex: A mid-To late holocene record of later stone age coastal foraging along the southern cape coast of South Africa

Mcgrath, J. R., Cleghorn, N., Gennari, B., Henderson, S., Kyriacou, K., Nelson-Viljoen, C., Nilssen, P., Richardson, L., Shelton, C., Wilkins, J. & Marean, C., Dec 1 2015, In : South African Archaeological Bulletin. 70, 202, p. 209-219 11 p.

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3 Scopus citations
2014

A Middle Stone Age Paleoscape near the Pinnacle Point caves, Vleesbaai, South Africa

Oestmo, S., Schoville, B. J., Wilkins, J. & Marean, C., Nov 6 2014, In : Quaternary International. 350, p. 147-168 22 p.

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21 Scopus citations

The origins and significance of coastal resource use in Africa and Western Eurasia

Marean, C., Dec 1 2014, In : Journal of human evolution. 77, p. 17-40 24 p.

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85 Scopus citations
2013

Paleoanthropologically significant South African sea caves dated to 1.1-1.0 million years using a combination of U-Pb, TT-OSL and palaeomagnetism

Pickering, R., Jacobs, Z., Herries, A. I. R., Karkanas, P., Bar-Matthews, M., Woodhead, J. D., Kappen, P., Fisher, E. & Marean, C., Apr 1 2013, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 65, p. 39-52 14 p.

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38 Scopus citations
2012

An early and enduring advanced technology originating 71,000 years ago in South Africa

Brown, K. S., Marean, C., Jacobs, Z., Schoville, B. J., Oestmo, S., Fisher, E. C., Bernatchez, J., Karkanas, P. & Matthews, T., Nov 22 2012, In : Nature. 491, 7425, p. 590-593 4 p.

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167 Scopus citations

Melting ice sheets 400,000 yr ago raised sea level by 13m: Past analogue for future trends

Roberts, D. L., Karkanas, P., Jacobs, Z., Marean, C. & Roberts, R. G., Dec 1 2012, In : Earth and Planetary Science Letters. 357-358, p. 226-237 12 p.

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48 Scopus citations