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Palaeomagnetic analyses of calcified deposits from the Plio-Pleistocene hominid site of Kromdraai, South Africa

Thackeray, J. F. and Kirschvink, Joseph L. and Raub, Timothy D. (2002) Palaeomagnetic analyses of calcified deposits from the Plio-Pleistocene hominid site of Kromdraai, South Africa. South African Journal of Science, 98 (11-12). pp. 537-540. ISSN 0038-2353. https://resolver.caltech.edu/CaltechAUTHORS:20130125-094848135

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Abstract

Paleomagnetic data are presented for a set of orientated cores from a talus cone at Kromdraai B, a South African cave deposit associated with early Pleistocene fauna including important hominid remains of Paranthropus Australophitecus) robustus. Polarity interpretations of calcified sediments and flowstones suggest that the cave deposits include episodes of deposition that span the Olduvai Event of the Matuyama chron. Results suggest that matrix of the kind associated with the type specimen of robustus (TM 1517) corresponds closely to the beginning of the Olduvai Event, c. 1.9 Myr ago


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Kirschvink, Joseph L.0000-0001-9486-6689
Raub, Timothy D.0000-0002-7471-0246
Additional Information:© 2002 Academy of Science of South Africa. We are grateful to the South African Departments of Arts, Culture, Science and Technology, associated with the Palaeoanthropological Heritage Project, and the National Research Foundation for supporting palaeontological research at Kromdraai. We also thank Francis MacDonald for assistance in the laboratory, Lawrence Radebe for help in the field, and LC Partridge for helpful comments. We gretefully acknowledge the use of the Paleomac software package of J. P. Cogne of the IPGP in Paris, available at http://www.ipgp.jussieu.fr/~cogne.
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