Soil and Plant Phytoliths from the Acacia-Commiphora Mosaics at Olduvai Gorge (Tanzania)

Julio Mercader, Siobhan Clarke, Mariam Bundala, Julien Favreau, Jamie Inwood, Makarius Itambu, Fergus Larter, Patrick Lee, Garnet Lewiski-McQuaid, Neduvoto Mollel, Aloyce Mwambwiga, Robert Patalano, María Soto, Laura Tucker & Dale Walde
This dataset pertains to the study of soil and plant phytoliths from the Eastern Serengeti Plains, specifically the Acacia-Commiphora mosaics from Olduvai Gorge, Tanzania. The soil phytolith transect extends 100 ha and comprises 35 samples. Botanic collection was aimed at investigating the range of species present in the study area, learning about their phytolith production and morphotype characteristics, and comparing the botanical dataset with the soil group. We studied 29 species (20 genera, 15 families)....
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