Lyn Wadley

Summary

Affiliation: University of the Witwatersrand
Country: South Africa

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Experimental heat treatment of silcrete implies analogical reasoning in the Middle Stone Age
    Lyn Wadley
    Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Wits, 2050, South Africa Electronic address
    J Hum Evol 70:49-60. 2014
  2. pmc From the Cover: Implications for complex cognition from the hafting of tools with compound adhesives in the Middle Stone Age, South Africa
    Lyn Wadley
    Institute for Human Evolution and School of Geography, Archaeology, and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg PO Wits 2050, South Africa
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:9590-4. 2009
  3. doi request reprint Were snares and traps used in the Middle Stone Age and does it matter? A review and a case study from Sibudu, South Africa
    Lyn Wadley
    School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, and Institute for Human Evolution, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Wits 2050, South Africa
    J Hum Evol 58:179-92. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Middle Stone Age bedding construction and settlement patterns at Sibudu, South Africa
    Lyn Wadley
    School of Geography, Archaeology, and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2050, South Africa
    Science 334:1388-91. 2011
  5. ncbi request reprint Putting ochre to the test: replication studies of adhesives that may have been used for hafting tools in the Middle Stone Age
    Lyn Wadley
    Archeology Department, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Wits 2050, South Africa
    J Hum Evol 49:587-601. 2005
  6. ncbi request reprint Announcing a Still Bay industry at Sibudu Cave, South Africa
    Lyn Wadley
    Archaeology Department, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa
    J Hum Evol 52:681-9. 2007

Detail Information

Publications6

  1. doi request reprint Experimental heat treatment of silcrete implies analogical reasoning in the Middle Stone Age
    Lyn Wadley
    Evolutionary Studies Institute, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Wits, 2050, South Africa Electronic address
    J Hum Evol 70:49-60. 2014
    ..Heat treatment of rocks is a transformative technology that requires skilled use of fire. This process involves analogical reasoning, which is an attribute of complex cognition. ..
  2. pmc From the Cover: Implications for complex cognition from the hafting of tools with compound adhesives in the Middle Stone Age, South Africa
    Lyn Wadley
    Institute for Human Evolution and School of Geography, Archaeology, and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg PO Wits 2050, South Africa
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:9590-4. 2009
    ..Our multidisciplinary analysis provides a new way to recognize complex cognition in the MSA without necessarily invoking the concept of symbolism...
  3. doi request reprint Were snares and traps used in the Middle Stone Age and does it matter? A review and a case study from Sibudu, South Africa
    Lyn Wadley
    School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, and Institute for Human Evolution, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Wits 2050, South Africa
    J Hum Evol 58:179-92. 2010
    ..high frequencies of small mammals, 3. high taxonomic diversity and, 4. the presence of small carnivores. Importantly, the Howiesons Poort faunal assemblage is different from that in more recent Middle Stone Age occupations of the site...
  4. doi request reprint Middle Stone Age bedding construction and settlement patterns at Sibudu, South Africa
    Lyn Wadley
    School of Geography, Archaeology, and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg 2050, South Africa
    Science 334:1388-91. 2011
    ..Behavioral differences between ~77,000 and 58,000 years ago may coincide with population fluctuations in Africa...
  5. ncbi request reprint Putting ochre to the test: replication studies of adhesives that may have been used for hafting tools in the Middle Stone Age
    Lyn Wadley
    Archeology Department, University of the Witwatersrand, PO Wits 2050, South Africa
    J Hum Evol 49:587-601. 2005
    ..Brittle, unloaded adhesive allows a projectile head to disengage its haft and implant itself in an animal; robust adhesive keeps a spearhead safely in its shaft...
  6. ncbi request reprint Announcing a Still Bay industry at Sibudu Cave, South Africa
    Lyn Wadley
    Archaeology Department, School of Geography, Archaeology and Environmental Studies, University of the Witwatersrand, Private Bag 3, Wits 2050, South Africa
    J Hum Evol 52:681-9. 2007
    ..For the past two decades, archaeologists have rejected the idea of a Still Bay Industry occurring outside of the Western Cape, but the Still Bay at Sibudu shows that this industry was, indeed, geographically widespread...