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Mousteroid was a culture occurring during the period 80,000 - 50,000 B.P. of Central,South and East Africa. Examples of this culture are the tool-industry of the Middle Paleolithic in West Africa,[1] [2] known from sites at Zenebi, Nigeria [3] and Tiemassas in Senegal.[4] [5]

Dakar and Rufisque[edit]

The most important of the Western Senegal sites is Pte. de Fann in Dakar.[6] Classified Mousteroid, indicating similarities to industry Mousterian in form but neither akin to, nor at a temporal parallel. Other sites about Dakar and Rufisque, were part of a culture that had not occurred for sufficient duration for tools to be found at differing depths in the ground (without stratification)[7]


  1. ^ O.Davies 1964
  2. ^ J.D.Clark 1967)
  3. ^ G.W.Barendson et al 1965
  4. ^ (R.Guillot and C.Descamps 1969)
  5. ^ C.T.SHAW THE PRE-HISTORY OF WEST AFRICA in Unesco International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa General History of Africa: Methodology and African prehistory 819 pages University of California Press, 1981 ISBN 0-435-94808-3 [Retrieved 2012-01-09]
  6. ^ Corbeil 1943
  7. ^ Oliver Davies West Africa before the Europeans: archaeology & prehistory - 364 pages Methuen's handbooks of archaeology references (Corbeil NA 17 (1943) Corbeil R. , Mauny R. , Charbonnier J. , 1948 , Richard 1955)Taylor & Francis, 1967 [Retrieved 2012-01-09]