The Aterian has a huge geographic extension covering all North Africa, although it was not supposed to exist in the mountain ranges of the central Sahara. Its chronological context is not yet definitively determined and it is still difficult to say whether the Aterian tools are technological, typological, functional, or chronological markers. Recent surveys and excavations at Uan Tabu and Uan Afuda, two rock-shelters located in the central Tadrart Acacus, provide the first chronological, environmental and archaeological indications on this Late Pleistocene human occupation in the area. The lack of organic matter led us to perform OSL and TL analyses on sand.

Some insights on the Aterian in the Libyan Sahara. Chronologies, Environment and Archaeology / M. Cremaschi, S. Di Lernia, A. A. Garcea. - In: AFRICAN ARCHAEOLOGICAL REVIEW. - ISSN 0263-0338. - 15:4(1998), pp. 261-286.

Some insights on the Aterian in the Libyan Sahara. Chronologies, Environment and Archaeology

M. Cremaschi;
1998

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The Aterian has a huge geographic extension covering all North Africa, although it was not supposed to exist in the mountain ranges of the central Sahara. Its chronological context is not yet definitively determined and it is still difficult to say whether the Aterian tools are technological, typological, functional, or chronological markers. Recent surveys and excavations at Uan Tabu and Uan Afuda, two rock-shelters located in the central Tadrart Acacus, provide the first chronological, environmental and archaeological indications on this Late Pleistocene human occupation in the area. The lack of organic matter led us to perform OSL and TL analyses on sand.
Aterian; Central Sahara; Late Pleistocene; OSL and TL dating techniques; Tadrart Acacus
Settore GEO/04 - Geografia Fisica e Geomorfologia
Settore L-ANT/01 - Preistoria e Protostoria
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