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2015

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

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

86 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

169 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.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

50 Scopus citations

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

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

38 Scopus citations

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 1 2012, In : Geoarchaeology. 27, 4, p. 363-384 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

22 Scopus citations
2011

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 1 2011, In : Quaternary Geochronology. 6, 5, p. 491-513 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

46 Scopus citations

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 1 2011, In : Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology. 302, 3-4, p. 213-229 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

25 Scopus citations
2010

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 1 2010, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 29, 17-18, p. 2131-2145 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

126 Scopus citations

Evidence for stone-tool-assisted consumption of animal tissues before 3.39 million years ago at Dikika, Ethiopia

McPherron, S. P., Alemseged, Z., Marean, C., Wynn, J. G., Reed, D., Geraads, D., Bobe, R. & Béarat, H. A., Aug 12 2010, In : Nature. 466, 7308, p. 857-860 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

333 Scopus citations

Middle and Late Pleistocene paleoscape modeling along the southern coast of South Africa

Fisher, E. C., Bar-Matthews, M., Jerardino, A. & Marean, C., Jun 1 2010, In : Quaternary Science Reviews. 29, 11-12, p. 1382-1398 17 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

125 Scopus citations
179 Scopus citations

Shellfish gathering, marine paleoecology and modern human behavior: Perspectives from cave PP13B, Pinnacle Point, South Africa

Jerardino, A. & Marean, C., Sep 2010, In : Journal of human evolution. 59, 3-4, p. 412-424 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

117 Scopus citations

The stratigraphy of the Middle Stone Age sediments at Pinnacle Point Cave 13B (Mossel Bay, Western Cape Province, South Africa)

Marean, C., Bar-Matthews, M., Fisher, E., Goldberg, P., Herries, A., Karkanas, P., Nilssen, P. J. & Thompson, E., Sep 2010, In : Journal of human evolution. 59, 3-4, p. 234-255 22 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

59 Scopus citations

When the sea saved humanity

Marean, C., Aug 1 2010, In : Scientific American. 303, 2, p. 55-61 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

30 Scopus citations
2009

Fire as an engineering tool of early modern humans

Brown, K. S., Marean, C., Herries, A. I. R., Jacobs, Z., Tribolo, C., Braun, D., Roberts, D. L., Meyer, M. C. & Bernatchez, J., Aug 26 2009, In : Science. 325, 5942, p. 859-862 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

329 Scopus citations
25 Scopus citations
2007

Carnivore competition, bone destruction, and bone density

Faith, J. T., Marean, C. & Behrensmeyer, A. K., Dec 2007, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 34, 12, p. 2025-2034 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

67 Scopus citations

Early human use of marine resources and pigment in South Africa during the Middle Pleistocene

Marean, C., Bar-Matthews, M., Bernatchez, J., Fisher, E., Goldberg, P., Herries, A. I. R., Jacobs, Z., Jerardino, A., Karkanas, P., Minichillo, T., Nilssen, P. J., Thompson, E., Watts, I. & Williams, H. M., Oct 18 2007, In : Nature. 449, 7164, p. 905-908 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

537 Scopus citations

Edge damage distribution at the assemblage level on Middle Stone Age lithics: an image-based GIS approach

Bird, C., Minichillo, T. & Marean, C., May 2007, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 34, 5, p. 771-780 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

29 Scopus citations
2005

3D GIS archaeology in South Africa

Fisher, E., Pyne, L. & Marean, C., May 2005, In : GEO: connexion. 4, 5, p. 40-41 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2003

Adults only? A reconsideration of Middle Paleolithic 'prime-dominated' reindeer hunting at Salzgitter Lebenstedt

Munson, P. J. & Marean, C., Feb 2003, In : Journal of human evolution. 44, 2, p. 263-273 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

20 Scopus citations

Importance of limb bone shaft fragments in zooarchaeology: A response to "On in situ attrition and vertebrate body part profiles" (2002 , by M.C. Stiner

Pickering, T. R., Marean, C. & Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., Nov 2003, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 30, 11, p. 1469-1482 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

87 Scopus citations
2002

The analysis of cutmarks on archaeofauna: A review and critique of quantification procedures, and a new image-analysis GIS approach

Abe, Y., Marean, C., Nilssen, P. J., Assefa, Z. & Stone, E. C., Jan 1 2002, In : American Antiquity. 67, 4, p. 643-663 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

59 Scopus citations
2001

An early bone tool industry from the Middle Stone Age at Blombos Cave, South Africa: Implications for the origins of modern human behaviour, symbolism and language

Henshilwood, C. S., D'errico, F., Marean, C., Milo, R. G. & Yates, R., Jan 1 2001, In : Journal of human evolution. 41, 6, p. 631-678 48 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

251 Scopus citations
2000

Middle Stone Age stratigraphy and excavations at Die Kelders Cave 1 (Western Cape Province, South Africa): The 1992, 1993, and 1995 field seasons

Marean, C. W., Goldberg, P., Avery, G., Grine, F. E. & Klein, R. G., Jan 2000, In : Journal of human evolution. 38, 1, p. 7-42 36 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

39 Scopus citations

The Middle Stone Age at Die Kelders Cave 1, South Africa.

Marean, C. W., Jan 2000, In : Journal of human evolution. 38, 1, p. 3-5 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

6 Scopus citations

Zooarchaeological and taphonomic analysis of the Die Kelders Cave 1 Layers 10 and 11 Middle Stone Age larger mammal fauna

Marean, C. W., Abe, Y., Frey, C. J. & Randall, R. C., Jan 2000, In : Journal of human evolution. 38, 1, p. 197-233 37 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

114 Scopus citations
1999
119 Scopus citations

Zooarcheological evidence for the faunal exploitation behavior of neandertals and early modern humans

Marean, C. W. & Assefa, Z., Jan 1 1999, In : Evolutionary anthropology. 8, 1, p. 22-37 16 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

111 Scopus citations
1998
96 Scopus citations

Bone density and long bone representation in archaeological faunas: comparing results from CT and photon densitometry

Lam, Y. M., Chen, X., Marean, C. W. & Frey, C. J., Jun 1998, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 25, 6, p. 559-570 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

100 Scopus citations

Mousterian large-mammal remains from Kobeh Cave behavioral implications for Neanderthals and early modern humans

Marean, C. W. & Kim, S. Y., Jun 1 1998, In : Current anthropology. 39, SUPPL.1, p. S79-S113

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

188 Scopus citations
1997

Animal bones from caves to cities: Reverse utility curves AS methodological artifacts

Marean, C. W. & Frey, C. J., Oct 1997, In : American Antiquity. 62, 4, p. 698-711 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

114 Scopus citations
53 Scopus citations

The 1992–1993 excavations at the die kelders middle and later stone age Cave Site, South Africa

Avery, G., Cruz-Uribe, K., Goldberg, P., Grine, F. E., Klein, R. G., Lenardi, M. J., Marean, C. W., Rink, W. J., Schwarcz, H. P., Thackeray, A. I. & Wilson, M. L., Jan 1997, In : Journal of Field Archaeology. 24, 3, p. 263-291 29 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

72 Scopus citations
1996
332 Scopus citations

Late pliocene Homo and Oldowan tools from the Hadar Formation (Kada Hadar member), Ethiopia

Kimbel, W., Walter, R. C., Johanson, D., Reed, K., Aronson, J. L., Assefa, Z., Marean, C., Eck, G. G., Bobe, R., Hovers, E., Rak, Y., Vondra, C., Yemane, T., York, D., Chen, Y., Evensen, N. M. & Smith, P. E., Dec 1996, In : Journal of human evolution. 31, 6, p. 549-561 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

222 Scopus citations
1995

Paleoanthropological and paleoecological implications of the taphonomy of a sabertooth's den

Marean, C. W. & Ehrhardt, C. L., Dec 1995, In : Journal of human evolution. 29, 6, p. 515-547 33 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

92 Scopus citations
1994

African archeology: Past, present, and future

Marean, C. W., Dec 1 1994, In : Evolutionary anthropology. 3, 5, p. 155-158 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Scopus citations
13 Scopus citations

Intrasite Spatial Analysis of Bone: Subtracting the Effect of Secondary Carnivore Consumers

Marean, C. W. & Bertino, L., Oct 1 1994, In : American Antiquity. 59, 4, p. 748-768 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

45 Scopus citations
1992

Captive hyaena bone choice and destruction, the Schlepp effect and olduvai archaeofaunas

Marean, C. W., Spencer, L. M., Blumenschine, R. J. & Capaldo, S. D., Jan 1992, In : Journal of Archaeological Science. 19, 1, p. 101-121 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

217 Scopus citations
59 Scopus citations
61 Scopus citations
1991

Impact of carnivore ravaging on zooarchaeological measures of element abundance

Marean, C. W. & Spencer, L. M., Oct 1 1991, In : American Antiquity. 56, 4, p. 645-658 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

202 Scopus citations