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Notes on distribution and relative abundances of some animal species, and on climate in the Kruger National Park during prehistoric times

Ina Plug
Koedoe | Vol 32, No 1 | a467 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/koedoe.v32i1.467 | © 1989 Ina Plug | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 20 October 1989 | Published: 20 October 1989

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Ina Plug, Transvaal Museum, South Africa

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Abstract

Faunal remains obtained from archaeological sites in the Kruger National Park, provide valuable information on the distributions of animal species in the past. The relative abundances of some species are compared with animal population statistics of the present. The study of the faunal samples, which date from nearly 7 000 years before present until the nineteenth century, also provides insight into climatic conditions during prehistoric times.

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Prehistory, climate, fauna, archaeozoology, Kruger National Park.

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