Catalogue of fossil sites at the Buxton Limeworks, Taung

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dc.contributor.author McKee, Jeffrey K
dc.date.accessioned 2015-01-08T13:31:29Z
dc.date.available 2015-01-08T13:31:29Z
dc.date.issued 1994
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/16276
dc.description.abstract The Buxton Limeworks, in the Taung district at the southeastern margin of the Kalahari Desert, harbours fossil deposits in the calcareous tufas spanning a time period from the late Pliocene to the present. Many such fossil sites, including the type site of Australopithecus africanus, have been exposed by quarrying and noted by various researchers since 1919. As many of the site locations have been lost in the past due to inadequate records and continued quarrying, an effort was made to relocate previously known sites and to discover new sites. There are now 17 preserved and recognized fossil sites in the Buxton Limeworks, the location and nature of which are documented here for future researchers. en_ZA
dc.description.sponsorship Centro Studi e Ricerche - Ligabue; L.S.B. Leakey Foundation; Foundation for Research Development (South Africa) en_ZA
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.publisher Bernard Price Institute for Palaeontological Research en_ZA
dc.subject Taung en_ZA
dc.subject Buxton en_ZA
dc.subject Pleistocene en_ZA
dc.subject Pliocene en_ZA
dc.subject australopithecus en_ZA
dc.title Catalogue of fossil sites at the Buxton Limeworks, Taung en_ZA
dc.type Article en_ZA


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