Table 2. | Geological and taphonomic context for the new hominin species Homo naledi from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa

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Geological and taphonomic context for the new hominin species Homo naledi from the Dinaledi Chamber, South Africa

Table 2.

Affiliation details

James Cook University, Australia; University of the Witwatersrand, South Africa; University of Johannesburg, South Africa; University of Wisconsin-Madison, United States; Simon Fraser University, Canada; University of Colorado Denver, United States; Duke University, United States; Texas A&M University, United States; University of Zurich, Switzerland; American University, United States
Table 2.

Recording activity pathway for Dinaledi Chamber excavations

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Material or actionAssign and recordForms
In cave: excavator and recorder
 Sediment contextContext number and attributesContext form
PhotographyPhoto register
Sketch plan and/or sectionSection log
ScanScan register
SampleSample register
 BoneElement numberSkeletal form
Spatial propertiesArea sketch
Physical propertiesTaphonomy
Peri-M trauma
Post-M trauma
Metric form
RecoveryRecovery log
 Excavation scanRecord all observed contexts and elementsScan form
Above ground: recorder
 Context or elementRecord of assigned numberContext log
 Excavation scanRecord all observed contexts and elementsScan log
 Bone elementPreliminary ID, spatial attributes and locationElement log
 Recovered materialWhat is lifted and boxedRecovery log