Backed and utilized microlithic tools (various raw materials) excavated in 2008 in Impala Rockshelter, Hwange National Park
Early Stone Age handaxes, cleavers, and cores from the Dete site in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe:
Elephant mandibles collected at the Sengwa Wildlife Research Institute, Zimbabwe:
Hyperlink to tables for helping to determine proboscidean age, using mandibular tooth eruption/wear and scheduling of epiphyseal fusion (PDF file)
An elephant trail in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe:
Quartz sand grains and charcoal excavated 4 meters below the ground surface of a relict longitudinal dune in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe:
Hyperlink to a graphic of OSL dates from a Hwange dune crest (JPG file)
Bone fragments at a noncultural death site of a large mammal in Zimbabwe:
Hyperlink to a file showing the minimum numbers of individual animals whose deaths were recorded at four seepage springs in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe (MHT file)
Sketches of MSA and LSA tools from Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe:
Hyperlink to tables showing extent of archeological surveying carried out in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe (PDF file)
Hyperlink to a list of archeological sites found in Hwange National Park (PDF file)
Map of six clustered rockshelters on Bumbusi ridge, Hwange National Park. Two of the rockshelters were tested or partly excavated in 2007 and 2008. All contain rock art, mostly animal-spoor engravings. A sample of the tens of thousands of Wilton lithics from controlled excavations is being analyzed, along with a sample of the thousands of faunal and macrobotanical materials.
Teresa Wriston cleaning a buried slab of sandstone she excavated in one of the Bumbusi ridge rockshelters. On it are identifiable engravings (petroglyphs) of impala and warthog spoor. Organics in the sediments above and below the slab have been dated, indicating the slab fell from the rockshelter wall between 3,000 and 2,300 BP, providing a minimum age for the rock art.