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Site formation processes in caves: the Holocene sediments of the Haua Fteah, Cyrenaica, Libya.

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  • Caves Have Yielded Some Of The Most Globally Important Archaeological Sequences
  • But Often Their Interpretation Has Suffered From Assumptions About Cave Sedimentary Processes
  • Caves Contain Distinctive Sedimentary Environments: This Has Major Implications For The Understandin
  • This Paper Describes And Analyses The Holocene Sediments In The Haua Fteah
  • A Sequence Regarded As Essentially Continuous By The Original Excavator
  • 50 Years After It Was First Excavated
  • The Haua’S Epipalaeolithic To Post-Classical Chronological Range And Rich Finds Make It Still The Ke
  • The Reassessment Shows
  • However
  • That The Sequence Is Strongly Discontinuous And This Has Major Implications For The Reinterpretation
  • As The Highlyresolved Archaeological Record Is Thus Likely To Reflect A Series Of Brief Occupations
  • Rather Than Continuous Human Activity
  • As With Many Caves
  • The Sedimentary Record In The Haua Fteah Is An Extremely Sensitive Indicator Of Environments And Pro
  • Secure Understanding Of Sedimentary Process
  • From Analysis Of The Highly Individual Records Found In Caves
  • Is Essential For Full Understanding Of Their Contained Archaeology
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