Olduvai Publications

This is a list of publications written by our team. You may click on the links to read the entire publication or download it if you wish.

2014       Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., Diez-Martin, F., Mabulla, A., Baquedano, E., Bunn, H.T., Musiba, C. (2014). The evolution of hominin behavior during the Oldowan-Acheulian transition: recent evidence from Olduvai Gorge and Peninj. Quaternary International, 322-23: 1-6.

2014       Uribelarrea, D., Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., Pérez-González, A., Vegas Salamanca, J., Baquedano, E., Mabulla, A., Musiba, C., Barboni, D., Cobo-Sánchez, L. Geomorphological and archaeological reconstruction of the 1.84 Ma FLK Zinj palaeolandscape at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Quaternary International, 322-23: 7-31.

2014       Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., Bunn, H.T., Yravedra, J. (2014). A critical re-evaluation of bone surfac emodification models for inferring fossil hominin and carnivore interactions through a multivariate approach: application to the FLK Zinj archaeofaunal assemblage (Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania). Quaternary International , 322-23: 32-43.

2014       Bunn, H.T., Gurtov, A. ). Prey mortality profiles indicate that Early Pleistocene Homo at Olduvai was an ambush predator. Quaternary International , 322-23: 44-53.

2014      Ashley, G.M., Bunn, H.T., Delaney, J., Barboni, D., Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., Mabulla, A., Gurtov, A., Baluyot, R., Beverly, E., Baquedano, E. Paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental framework of FLK North archaeological site, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Quaternary International, 322-323: 54-65

2014     Ashley, G.M., Beverly, E.J., Sikes, N., Driese, S.G. Paleosol diversity in the Olduvai Basin, Tanzania: Effects of geomorphology, parent material, depositional environment, and groundwater on soil development. Quaternary International, 322-323: 66-77.

2014     Beverly, E.J., Ashley, G.M., Driese, S.G. Reconstruction of a Pleistocene paleocatena using micromorphology and geochemistry of lake margin paleo-Vertisols, Olduvai Gorge,Tanzania. Quaternary International, 322-323: 78-94.

2014     Egeland, C.P. Taphonomic estimates of competition and the role of carnivore avoidance in hominin site use within the Early Pleistocene Olduvai Basin. Quaternary International, 322-323: 95-106.

2014    Diez-Martín, F., Sanchez, P., Uribelarrea, D., Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., Fraile-Marquez, C., Obregón, R.A., Diaz-Muñoz, I., Mabulla, A., Baquedano, E., Perez-Gonzalez, A., Bunn, H.T. New archaeological and geological research at the SHK main site (Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania). Quaternary International, 322-323: 107-128.

2014    Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., Bunn, H.T., Mabulla, A., Baquedano, E., Uribelarrea, D., Pérez-González, A., Gidna, A., Yravedra, J., Diez-Martin, F. Egeland, C., Barba, R., Arriaza, M.C., Organista, E., Ansón, M.  On meat eating and human evolution: a taphonomic analysis of BK4b, (Upper Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania) and its bearing on hominin megafaunal consumption. Quaternary International, 322-23: 129-152.

2014     Dominguez-Rodrigo, M., Diez-Martín, F., Yravedra, J., Barba, R., Mabulla, A., Baquedano, E., Uribelarrea, D., Sánchez, P., Eren, M.Study of the SHK Main faunal assemblage, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: implications for Bed II taphonomy, paleoecology and hominin utilization of megafauna. Quaternary International, 322-323: 153-166.

2014     Gidna, A., Kisui, B., Mabulla, A., Musiba, C. , Dominguez-Rodrigo, M. An ecological neo-taphonomic study of carcass consumption by lions in Tarangire National Park (Tanzania) and its relevance for human evolutionary biology. Quaternary International,  322-323: 167-180.

2014     Santonja, M., Panera, J., Rubio-Jara, Perez-Gonzalez, A., Uribelarrea, D., Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., Mabulla, A., Bunn, H.T., Baquedano, E.Technological strategies and the economy of raw materials in the TK (Thiogo Korongo) lower ocuparion, Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Quaternary International, 322-323: 181-208.

2014     Barboni, D.  Vegetation of Northern Tanzania during the Plio-Pleistocene: A synthesis of the paleobotanical evidences from Laetoli, Olduvai, and Peninj hominin sites. Quaternary International, 322-323: 264-276.

2014     Cobo, L., Aramendi, J., Dominguez-Rodrigo, M. Orientation patterns of wildebeest bones on the lake Masek floodplain(Serengeti, Tanzania) and their relevance to interpret anisotropy in the Olduvai lacustrine floodplain. Quaternary International, 322-323: 277-284.

2014     Gurtov, A., Eren, M.Lower Paleolithic bipolar reduction and hominin selection of quartz at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania: What’s the connection?  Quaternary International, 322-323: 285-291.

2014     Eren, M., Durant, M.E., Prendergast, M., Mabulla, A.Z.P. Middle Stone Age archaeology at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Quaternary International, 322-323: 292-313.


2013     Domínguez-Rodrigo M, Pickering TR, Baquedano E, Mabulla A, Mark DF, et al. First Partial Skeleton of a 1.34-Million-Year-Old Paranthropus boisei from Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. PLoS ONE 8(12): e80347. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0080347

2013       M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, A. García-Pérez.  Testing the Accuracy of Different A-Axis Types for Measuring the Orientation of Bones in the Archaeological and Paleontological RecordPLoS ONE 8(7): e68955. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068955.

2012       Pickering, T.R., M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, J. Heaton, J. Yravedra. New Taphonomic Diagnostic of Hominoid Behavior and the Consumption of Meat and Bone by 1.2 Ma Hominins at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. J. Archaeol. Sci. 40: 1295-1309. 

2012       Domínguez-Rodrigo, M. et al. Earliest Porotic Hyperostosis on a 1.5-Million-Year Old Hominin, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. PLoS ONE. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0046414

2012       Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., H.T. Bunn, T.R. Pickering, A.Z. Mabulla, C. Musiba, E. Baquedano, G. Ashley, F. Diez-Martin, M. Santoja, D. Uribelarrea, R. Barba, J.       Yravedra, D. Barboni, C. Arriaza, A. Gidna. Authochthony and orientation patterns in Olduvai Bed I: a re-examination of the status of post-depositional biasing of archaeological assemblages from FLK North (FLKN). J. Archaeol. Sci. 39: 2116-2127.

2012       Baquedano, E., M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, C. Musiba. An experimental study of large mammal bone modification by crocodiles and its bearing on the interpretation of crocodile predation at FLK Zinj and FLK NN3. J. Archaeol. Sci. 39: 1728-1737.

2011       Diez-Martin, F., P. Sánchez, M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, M. Prendergast. An experimental study of bipolar and freehand knapping of Naibor Soit quartz from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Am. Antiq. 76: 690-708.

2010       Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., H.T. Bunn, A.Z. Mabulla, E. Baquedano, T.R. Pickering. Paleoecology and hominin behavior during Bed I at Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania). Quat. Res. 74: 301-303.

2010       Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., H.T. Bunn, A.Z. Mabulla, G. Ashley, F. Diez-Martin, D. Barboni, M. Prendergast, J. Yravedra, R. Barba, P. Sánchez, E. Baquedano, T.R. Pickering. New excavations at the FLK Zinjanthropus site and its surrounding landscape and their behavioral interpretations. Quat. Res. 74: 315-332.

2010       Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., A.Z. Mabulla, H.T. Bunn, F. Diez-Martin, E. Baquedano, D. Barboni, R. Barba, S. Domínguez-Solera, P. Sánchez, G. Ashley, J. Yravedra. Disentangling hominin and carnivore activities near a spring at FLK North (Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania). Quat. Res. 74: 363-375.

2010       Bunn, H.T., A.Z. Mabulla, M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, G. Ashley, R. Barba, F. Diez-Martin, K. Remer, J. Yravedra, E. Baquedano. Was FLK North level 1-2 a classic “living floor” of Oldowan hominins or a taphonomically complex palimpsest dominated by large carnivore feeding behavior? Quat. Res. 74: 355-362.

2010       Diez-Martin, F., P. Sánchez, M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, A.Z. Mabulla, H.T. Bunn, G. Ashley, R. Barba, E. Baquedano. New insights into hominin lithic activities at FLK North Bed I, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Quat. Res. 74: 376-387.

2010       Ashley, G., D. Barboni, M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, H.T. Bunn, A.Z. Mabulla, R. Barba, E. Baquedano. A spring and a wooded habitat at FLK Zinj and its relevance to the origins of human behavior. Quat. Res. 74: 304-314.

2010       Ashley, G., D. Barboni, M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, H.T. Bunn, A.Z. Mabulla, F. Diez-Martin, R. Barba, E. Baquedano. Paleoenvironmental and paleoecological reconstruction of a freshwater oasis in savannah grassland at FLK North, Olduvai Gorge, TanzaniaQuat. Res. 74: 333-343.

2010       Barboni, D., G. Ashley, M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, H.T. Bunn, A.Z. Mabulla, E. Baquedano. Phytoliths infer locally dense and heterogeneous paleovegetation at FLK North and surrounding localities during upper Bed I time, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. Quat. Res. 74: 344-354.

2010       Ashley, G., M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, H.T. Bunn, A.Z. Mabulla, E. Baquedano. Sedimentary geology and human origins: a fresh look at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. J. Sediment. Res. 80: 703-709.

2009       Domínguez-Rodrigo, M., A.Z. Mabulla, H.T. Bunn, R. Barba, F. Diez-Martin, C.P. Egeland, E. Espilez, A. Egeland, J. Yravedra, P. Sánchez. Unraveling hominin behavior at another anthropogenic site from Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania): new archaeological and taphonomic research at BK, Upper Bed II. J. Hum. Evol. 57: 260-283.

2009       Diez-Martín, F., P. Sánchez, M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, A. Mabulla, R. Barba. Were Olduvai hominins making butchering tools or battering tools? Analysis of a recently excavated assemblage from BK (Bed II, Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania). J. Anthropol. Archaeol. 28: 274-289.

2009       Faith, J.T., M. Domínguez-Rodrigo, A.D. Gordon. Long Distance Carcass Transport at Olduvai Gorge? A Quantitative Examination of Bed I Skeletal Element Abundances. J. Hum. Evol. 56: 247-256.

2008       Egeland, C.P. and M. Domínguez-Rodrigo. Taphonomic perspectives on hominid site use and foraging strategies during the Bed II times at Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. J. Hum. Evol. 55: 1031-1052.

2007       Domínguez-Rodrigo, M. and R. Barba. Five more arguments to invalidate the passive scavenging version of the carnivore-hominid-carnivore model: a reply to Blumenschine et al. (2007). J. Hum. Evol. 53:427-433.

2006       Domínguez-Rodrigo, M. and R. Barba. New estimates of tooth marks and percussion marks from FLK Zinj, Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania): the carnivore-hominid-carnivore hypothesis falsified. J. Hum. Evol. 50:170.194.