Cave sedimentation processes in the Homo naledi-bearing Rising Star Cave, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa

Wiersma, Jelle Pouwel (2021) Cave sedimentation processes in the Homo naledi-bearing Rising Star Cave, Cradle of Humankind, South Africa. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Jelle Wiersma studied the sedimentary process occurring in the Homo naledi-bearing Rising Star Cave in South Africa. He found that the cave sediments entered the cave between 600-150 ka and that they are locally sourced from the nearby, but migrating, Upper Bloubank Spruit river. Sometime between 335-241 ka, the Homo naledi fossils entered the cave.

Item ID: 71239
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: cave sedimentology, Homo naledi, mud clast breccia, Rising Star Cave, sedimentary autobrecciation, clastic sediments, South Africa
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Chapter 5: Wiersma, Jelle P., Roberts, Eric M., and Dirks, Paul H. G. M. (2020) Formation of mud clast breccias and the process of sedimentary autobrecciation in the hominin-bearing (Homo naledi) Rising Star Cave system, South Africa. Sedimentology, 67 (2). pp. 897-919.

Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2022 23:08
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