Thandwe Rock Shelter (Holocene of Zambia)

Also known as ETE Locality 714, Thandwe Rock Shelter,

Where: Zambia (13.8° S, 32.5° E: paleocoordinates 13.8° S, 32.5° E)

• outcrop-level geographic resolution

When: Holocene (0.0 - 0.0 Ma)

• ETE dating method: absolute, ETE age comment: 63330 AD +- 115; 890 AD +- 110; 1060 AD +- 110; dates on charcoal radiometric intage_max, radiometric intage_min

Environment/lithology: cave; sandstone

• ETE sed env 1: karst, ETE sed env 2: cave ETE event: ., ETE env comment: rock shelter
• ETE rock type adj: 0, ETE lithology comments: shelter formed by weathering sandstone

Collection methods: bulk, quarrying

• ETE Size: both; ETE reference list: 478, ; ETE museum list:

Primary reference: D. W. Phillipson. 1976. The Prehistory of Eastern Zambia. Memoir of the British Institute in Eastern Africa 6 [A. Behrensmeyer/A. Behrensmeyer/M. Kosnik]more details

PaleoDB collection 21895: authorized by Anna Behrensmeyer, entered by Anna Behrensmeyer on 19.05.1997, edited by John Damuth

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Taxonomic list

Reptilia
  -
Reptilia indet. Laurenti 1768 reptile
ETE minimum number of individuals; species: Reptilia
 Squamata - Varanidae
Varanus sp. Merrem 1820 monitor lizard
Mammalia
  -
Mammalia indet. Linnaeus 1758 mammal
ETE minimum number of individuals; species: Lagomorpha
 Primates - Cercopithecidae
"Cercopithecus aethiops" = Chlorocebus aethiops, Papio sp.
"Cercopithecus aethiops" = Chlorocebus aethiops Linnaeus 1758 vervet monkey
Papio sp. Erxleben 1777 baboon
 Rodentia - Muridae
Muridae indet. Illiger 1811 mouse
ETE minimum number of individuals; species: Muridae
Mus sp. Linnaeus 1758 house mouse
 Rodentia - Hystricidae
Hystrix sp. Linnaeus 1758 porcupine
 Perissodactyla - Equidae
"Equus burchelli" = Equus quagga burchelli
"Equus burchelli" = Equus quagga burchelli Gray 1824 Burchell's zebra
 Carnivora - Herpestidae
Herpestes sanguineus Rüppell 1835 slender mongoose
 Carnivora - Hyaenidae
Crocuta crocuta Erxleben 1777 spotted hyaena
 Tubulidentata - Orycteropodidae
Orycteropus sp. Geoffroy 1791 aardvark
 Hyracoidea - Procaviidae
Dendrohyrax sp. Gray 1868 tree hyrax
 Ungulata - Suidae
Phacochoerus sp. Cuvier 1826 warthog
 Ungulata - Bovidae
Bovidae indet. Gray 1821 antelope
ETE minimum number of individuals; species: Bovidae
Syncerus caffer Sparman 1779 African buffalo
Tragelaphus scriptus Pallas 1766 bushbuck
Taurotragus oryx Pallas 1766 common eland
Raphicerus sharpei Thomas 1897 Sharpe's grysbok
Ourebia ourebi Zimmerman 1783 oribi
Connochaetes sp. Lichtenstein 1812 wildebeest
Cephalophus sp. Smith 1827 duiker
Sylvicapra sp. Ogilby 1837 duiker
Redunca sp. Smith 1827 reedbuck
Kobus ellipsiprymnus Ogilby 1833 waterbuck