Volume 23 1980

Volume 23 1980

 

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  • Unknown author (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
  • Vrba, E. S. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    If we knew the kinds and relative frequencies of animal species belonging to a natural living community, we would be able to predict the supporting environment with some accuracy. Unfortunately for the palaeoecologist ...
  • Vogel, J. C. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    A brief description is given of dating methods which may in future prove to be applicable to the calcified ossiferous cave deposits of the early hominid sites in the Transvaal. Potentially the techniques based on amino ...
  • Turner, Brian R. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    The "red muds" which occur at Rodent Corner along the west face of the exit quarry at Makapansgat limeworks have been divided into two sedimentary facies according to lithology, sedimentary properties and biological ...
  • Tobias, Phillip V. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    During the seventies, a succession of East African discoveries has been claimed to represent the "true" ancestral line of modern man, thus relegating A. africanus, and especially its Transvaal subspecies, to a subordinate ...
  • Suzman, Ivan M. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    Bipedalism is the hallmark of the Hominidae, past and present. Only against this fundamental adaptive background could cerebral, dental and manual modifications develop to change ape into ape-man, and ape-man into man. ...
  • Skinner, J. D.; Davis, S.; Ilani, G. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    Differences in bone collecting behaviour of three species of hyaena and porcupines are discussed. Observations on feeding behaviour of striped hyaenas are described as well as their habit of carrying pieces away particularly ...
  • Rust, U. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    Field and laboratory results gained at various SWA/Namibian sites between the Kuiseb river in the south and the Unjab river in the north are presented. At the Namib coast under study two low stands of sea level and two ...
  • Richardson, P. R. K. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    The rates of survival, damage, fragmentation and degree of articulation of the bones of 89 bovids eaten by a variety of carnivores in the Transvaal are presented and evaluated. These results are entirely predictable ...
  • Partridge, T. C. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    The sedimentology of cave deposits is principally influenced by two sets of factors: (1) those relating to the morphology of the depository and its evolution through time; and (2) those resulting from external influences, ...
  • Parkington, John (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    Evidence from a number of sites along the lower reaches of the Verlore Vlei and the adjacent coastline is interpreted as reflecting considerable environmental change since about 18 000 B.P. In particular seven points are ...
  • McFadden, P. L. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    The phenomena of secular variation, polarity reversals and apparent polar wander are discussed. The calibration of each of these phenomena for use in palaeomagnetic chronology is outlined and the use of each of these ...
  • Marker, M. E. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    Landforms are used as evidence for past climatic conditions on the basis of morphoclimatic explanation. Problems arise because the relationships from climatic parameters through process to landforms are not direct. The ...
  • Maguire, J. M.; Pemberton, D.; Collett, M. H. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    The question of the origin of the Makapansgat Limeworks grey breccia is here considered from two viewpoints: (a) the accumulation of bones within a catchment area; and (b) the possible concentration of the bones in their ...
  • Maguire, Brian (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    Neither fossil pollens nor macroscopic plant remains have as yet been reported from the Makapansgat Limeworks breccias; hence there exists no direct means of assessing the character of the local floral environment during ...
  • Maguire, Brian (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    A selected sample of 45 lithic specimens from the Makapansgat Limeworks site, considered to be artefacts showing acceptable evidence of having been deliberately flaked or utilized, are illustrated, described and ...
  • Lancaster, N. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    Extensive systems of fixed linear dunes occur throughout the Kalahari. Together the dunes form a semicircular arc with a radius of 1 000 km which corresponds approximately with the pattern of outblowing winds around the ...
  • Kitching, J. W. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    The fossil arthropod remains from the Limeworks deposit consist of puparial and dung ball casts from the Lower Phase I (Member 3) through to the Upper Phase I (Member 4) breccias. The puparial stages are represented in ...
  • Gow, C. E. (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    Recent unconsolidated cave deposits can be useful in providing an understanding of how consolidated fossil cave deposits were formed and are far easier and quicker to analyse. This preliminary study describes an extensive, ...
  • Davies, Oliver (Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research, 1980)
    My paper discusses the Last Interglacial shorelines of the South Cape with reference to findings from the rest of the world. I call them Eemian shorelines, and define Eem as an interglacial with three peaks of sea level ...

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