Blombos Cave is an archaeological site located in Blomboschfontein Nature Reserve, about 300 km east of Cape Town on the Southern Cape coastline, South Africa. a) aperture made with bone tool b) flattened facets produced by use wear, probably by rubbing against other beads, string or gut c) ochre traces inside shell, possibly transferred from body of wearer d) shell beads external view Photo: Chris Henshilwood & Francesco d'Errico, © Chris Henshilwood Permission: CC-BY-2.5; Released under the GNU Free Documentation License; CC-BY-SA-3.0-MIGRATED. (2004). Paisley Caves complex - when did people first reach North America? South African Rock paintings in the Cedar Mountains. Photo: Villa et al. (8–10) Phase 3, PVN 7, P 54 and Museum 3. There is no consensus on the definition of “modern behavior.” Evidence for modern human behavior in Africa has been sketchy, leading to the existing model of culture developing in Europe 50,000 years ago, where sites are firmly established. Scale bar = 5 cm Photo: Vincent Mourre / Inrap Permission: This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license. The cave contains Middle Stone Age deposits currently dated at between c. 100,000 and 70,000 years Before Present, and a Late Stone Age sequence dated at between 2000 and 300 years BP. (2009), Different kinds of cortex on silcrete of Still Bay points. Plan and stratigraphy of Blombos Cave. (e) Phase 2a point of fine silcrete, with areas of cortex in the center part (P 70, layer CD). Science. Similar tools had previously been seen only in Europe, dated at 30,000 to 20,000 years old. Photo: © Chris Henshilwood Source: Blombos locality map small.jpg 454 × 672; 74 KB. Photo: © Chris Henshilwood Permission: GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2 or any later version, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. Inside the cave, scientists have uncovered Homo sapiens' teeth, spear points, bone tools, engravings and beads made from seashells. The high incidence of Still Bay points at Blombos and their fine flaking have been considered as possible evidence of craft specialisation and, by extension, trading (Deacon & Deacon 1999). Blombos Cave is an archaeological site located in Blombos Private Nature Reserve, about 300 km east of Cape Town on the Southern Cape coastline, South Africa. Gore, R. (2000). Deposit layers at Blombos Cave Date 2 March 2005 Photo: © Kari Janne Stenersen. Thousands of pieces of ochre have been recovered from MSA levels. Blombos Cave Map - Western Cape, South Africa - Mapcarta Scale bars = 1 cm. The origin of “modern” human behavior, however, is extensively debated. Blombos Cave shell. Sep 13, 2018 - Blombos Cave is some 100 metres from the coast and 35 metres above sea level. BBC-shell-beads.jpg 720 ... Blombos Cave stratigraphy.jpg 2 250 × 1 220; 1,68 MB. Blombos point.JPG 1 584 × 1 410; 716 KB. Lightweight Bushwalking / Hiking Gear which you can make yourself, Lightweight and Warm Sleeping Bags and Quilts, Line drawings - using Photoshop to clean up photographs of line drawings, Liujiang cranium, more than 40 000 years old, of a modern Homo sapiens, Lonetal Sites, including Neanderthal and Middle Paleolithic sites in the Swabian Alb near the city of Ulm, Mal'ta - Buret' venuses and culture in Siberia, Mammoths, Elephants and the Wooly Rhinoceros, Mamontovaya Kurya - human occupation nearly 40 000 years ago in the Russian Arctic, Map of Ayla's travels from the Clan Cave to the Zelandonii on one page, Books 1 to 5, Map of Land of Painted Caves by Jean M. Auel - Journeys, Map of Zelandonii Extended Area from Land of Painted Caves, Map of the Iron Gates for Archeology students and teachers, Map of the Iron Gates for Jean M. Auel Fans, Map of the Valley of Horses - Local Map for EC fans, Map of the Vezere Valley for Archeology Teachers and Students, Map of the Zelandonii Territory Local Area for EC fans, books 5 and 6, Maps of the Iron Gates - the Journeys to the Sharamudoi for EC fans and the Iron Gates for students and teachers of Archeology, Marsoulas - La Grotte de Marsoulas, ice age art, Mas d'Azil Cave - La Grotte du Mas d'Azil, Mask, or the Face, or the Figure, from Balzi Rossi, Meadowcroft Rockshelter, a pre-Clovis site, Mezhirich / Mezhyrich / Mejiritch /Межиріч - Mammoth Camp, Moli del Salt - first depiction of Palaeolithic dwellings, Monte Buciero Rock Shelters - on the Cantabrian coast, Spain, Mortuary Poles and Graves of the First Nations of the Pacific Northwest, Mount Kosciuszko in the Snowy Mountains of Australia, Mulligans Hut World Heritage Walk, Gibraltar Range - Washpool National Park, Mulligans Hut to Boundary Creek - World Heritage Walk, Namibia - Rock paintings from Namibia in Africa, Niaux - Grotte de Niaux Cave Art and History, Niaux - Grotte de Niaux Description and History, Numeracy in prehistoric art and artefacts, Original Neanderthal skeleton from the Neander Valley, Other Mousterian (Neanderthal) Sites and Artefacts.