Cultural flexibility was key for early humans to survive extreme dry periods in southern Africa

MEDIA RELEASE FROM WITS UNIVERSITY DATE: 26 July 2017 The flexibility and ability to adapt to changing climates by employing various cultural innovations allowed communities of early humans to survive through a prolonged period of pronounced aridification. The early human techno-tradition, known as Howiesons Poort (HP), associated with¬†Homo sapiens¬†who lived in southern Africa about 66 … Continued