Kom Ombo: Preliminary Report on the Fauna of Late Paleolithic Sites in Upper Egypt

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Science  21 Jul 1972:
Vol. 177, Issue 4045, pp. 259-261
DOI: 10.1126/science.177.4045.259


A Late Pleistocene fauna comprising 3 fish, 1 reptile, 22 birds, and 14 mammals is identified from sites containing Sebilian, Sebekian, Silsilian, Menchian, and Halfan industries. It is remarkable for its variety, especially of birds, and gives evidence for year-round occupation of these sites.