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Pinnacle Point

By November 5, 2012

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Pinnacle Point is an important Middle Stone Age site located on the southern coast of South Africa.

Pinnacle Point Cave entrance
Overview of Pinnacle Point on the south coast of South Africa. Science/AAAS

Deep within the deposits of this cave are some of the earliest modern human behaviors known yet, including the use of heat-treatment to manufacture stone tools, the use of red ochre pigment, and the consumption of shellfish.

Oysters for everyone!


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