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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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

exploitation
animal
eating behavior
brain
scenario
1 Citation (Scopus)
phytoliths
phytolith
marine isotope stage
paleoenvironment
habitat

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stone Age
hunter-gatherer
shell (molluscs)
Southern Africa
shellfish
2018
5 Citations (Scopus)

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

bedding plane
Pleistocene
coast
cave
dune
7 Citations (Scopus)

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

marine isotope stage
sea level
continental shelf
isotopes
South Africa
15 Citations (Scopus)

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

confidence
paradigm
lack
Human Evolution
Cut Marks
4 Citations (Scopus)

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

South Africa
Glass
Indonesia
Climate
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Chronology
Tanzania
United Nations
arts
Struthioniformes
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Giraffa camelopardalis
paleoecology
Rivers
savanna
Ecosystem
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

phytoliths
South Africa
Occupations
Coastal zones
Fires
2017
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Radiometric Dating
Neanderthals
Archaeology
3 Citations (Scopus)

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

human settlements
human settlement
Cirripedia
whales
whale
6 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

mountain region
radiocarbon dating
Paleolithic
accelerator mass spectrometry
caves

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

visualization

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Stone Age
human evolution
Mesolithic
deciduous tree
caves
10 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

South Africa
Isotopes
isotopes
raw materials
Raw materials

Pinnacle point

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

9 Citations (Scopus)

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

Mesolithic
fossil record
fossils
river
rivers
12 Citations (Scopus)

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

trajectories
bone
trajectory
bones
human evolution
2016
10 Citations (Scopus)

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

Cervus elaphus
carnivore
subsistence
carnivores
deer
5 Citations (Scopus)

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

storage organs
underground storage
South Africa
foraging
hunter-gatherer
5 Citations (Scopus)

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

enamel
tooth
carbon isotope
cave
oxygen isotope
13 Citations (Scopus)

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

phytolith
vegetation type
grass
vegetation
coast
37 Citations (Scopus)

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 othersWard, 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

Minerals
Struthioniformes
Egg Shell
Tanzania
Calcium Carbonate
10 Citations (Scopus)

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

caves
cave
foraging
economy
South Africa
6 Citations (Scopus)

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

South Africa
Coastal zones
Carbohydrates
Availability
carbohydrates
2 Citations (Scopus)

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

Tachyoryctes
mole rats
East Africa
Eastern Africa
Kenya
24 Citations (Scopus)

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

Cape Floristic Region
strontium
strontium isotope
ungulate
ungulates
15 Citations (Scopus)

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

Sea level
shoreline
sea level
Pleistocene
Coastal zones
25 Citations (Scopus)
foraging
Meats
resource
Coastal zones
Lakes
2015
27 Citations (Scopus)

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

social learning
anthropology
cognition
weapon
archaeology
19 Citations (Scopus)

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

climate
synergy
resources
reward
food
31 Citations (Scopus)

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

human behavior
microfacies
combustion
occupation
South Africa
24 Citations (Scopus)

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

archaeology
biogeography
modeling
resources
animal
30 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

taphonomy
Ethiopia
fossils
trampling
fossil
10 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

methodology
Geographical Information System
Archaeological Sites
Methodology
Imagery
21 Citations (Scopus)

The Most Invasive Species of All

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

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Introduced Species
Planets
Islands
History
3 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

heat
animal
economy
Later Stone Age
Shell Middens
2014
14 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mesolithic
cave
shelter
rock
quartzite
67 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Eurasia
resource use
food
anthropology
marine resources
2013
36 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

luminescence
paleomagnetism
caves
cave
cave deposit
2012
140 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

South Africa
Technology
Weapons
Proxy
Cognition
37 Citations (Scopus)

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sea level
Ice
marine isotope stage
sea level
Isotopes

Melting ice sheets 400,000 yr ago raised sea level by 13 m: 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sea level
Ice
marine isotope stage
sea level
Isotopes
34 Citations (Scopus)

New perspectives on middle Pleistocene change in the large mammal faunas of East Africa: Damaliscus hypsodon sp. nov. (Mammalia, Artiodactyla) from Lainyamok, Kenya

Faith, J. T., Potts, R., Plummer, T. W., Bishop, L. C., Marean, C. & Tryon, C. A., Nov 15 2012, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 361-362, p. 84-93 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Damaliscus
Artiodactyla
Mammalia
Eastern Africa
Kenya
17 Citations (Scopus)

The Exploitation of Plant Resources by Early Homo sapiens: The Phytolith Record from Pinnacle Point 13B Cave, South Africa

Albert, R. M. & Marean, C., Jul 2012, In : Geoarchaeology. 27, 4, p. 363-384 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

phytolith
cave
exploitation
resources
social cognition
2011
39 Citations (Scopus)

Development of the SAR TT-OSL procedure for dating Middle Pleistocene dune and shallow marine deposits along the southern Cape coast of South Africa

Jacobs, Z., Roberts, R. G., Lachlan, T. J., Karkanas, P., Marean, C. & Roberts, D. L., Oct 2011, In : Quaternary Geochronology. 6, 5, p. 491-513 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

dune
synthetic aperture radar
Pleistocene
sea level
coast
20 Citations (Scopus)

Environmental implications of micromammals accumulated close to the MIS 6 to MIS 5 transition at Pinnacle Point Cave 9 (Mossel Bay, Western Cape Province, South Africa)

Matthews, T., Rector, A., Jacobs, Z., Herries, A. I. R. & Marean, C., Mar 2011, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 302, 3-4, p. 213-229 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

marine isotope stage
caves
cave
isotopes
South Africa
25 Citations (Scopus)

Tool-marked bones from before the Oldowan change the paradigm

McPherron, S. P., Alemseged, Z., Marean, C., Wynn, J. G., Reed, D., Geraads, D., Bobe, R. & Béarat, H., May 24 2011, In : Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 108, 21

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tool Use Behavior
Ancient History
Biological Evolution
Hominidae
Feeding Behavior
2010
109 Citations (Scopus)

A high resolution and continuous isotopic speleothem record of paleoclimate and paleoenvironment from 90 to 53 ka from Pinnacle Point on the south coast of South Africa

Bar-Matthews, M., Marean, C., Jacobs, Z., Karkanas, P., Fisher, E. C., Herries, A. I. R., Brown, K., Williams, H. M., Bernatchez, J., Ayalon, A. & Nilssen, P. J., Aug 2010, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 29, 17-18, p. 2131-2145 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

speleothem
paleoenvironment
paleoclimate
modernity
South Africa