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. (8â10) 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: https://www.welt.de/wissenschaft/article133442959/Das-Geheimnis-der-weissen-Haende.html. 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. 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