T. RAYNE PICKERING and A. EGELAND: Introduction to the special issue. Paleoanthropological Taphonomy in Southern Africa; J. W. ADAMS: Taphonomy of the Gondolin GD 2 in situ Deposits and its Bearing on Interpretations of South African Plio-Pleistocene Karstic Fossil Assemblages; S. R. COPELAND, M. SPONHEIMER, J. A. LEE-THORP, D. J. DE RUITER, P. J. LE ROUX, V. GRIMES, D. CODRON, LEE R. BERGER and M. P. RICHARDS: Using Strontium Isotopes to Study Site Accumulation Processes; D. J. DE RUITER, S. R. COPELAND, J. LEE-THORP and M. SPONHEIMER: Investigating the Role of Eagles as Accumulating Agents in the Dolomitic Cave Infills of South Africa; M. DOMINGUEZ-RODRIGO and T. RAYNE PICKERING: A Multivariate Approach for Discriminating Bone Accumulations Created by Spotted Hyenas and Leopards: Harnessing Actualistic Data from East and Southern Africa; G. HAYNES and K. E. KRASINSKI: Taphonomic Fieldwork in Southern Africa and its Application in Studies of the Earliest Peopling of North America; J. K. MCKEE: Taphonomy Processes of Bone Distribution and Deposition in the Tufa Caves of Taung, South Africa; T. RAYNE PICKERING and C. K. BRAIN: What Taphonomically Oriented Research at Swartkrans Vace Reveals about Early Hominid Behavior; S. C. REYNOLDS: Where the Wild Things Were: Spatial and Temporal Distribution of Carnivores in the Cradle of Humankind (Gauteng, Sout Africa) in Relation tod the Accumulation of Mammalian and Hominin Assemblages; C. TRYON: Exotic Minerals or Ostrich Gastroliths? An Alternative Explanation for Some Early Evidence of Hominim Non-Utilitarian Behavior at Wonderwerk Cave, Sout Africa; L. WADLEY: A Taphonomy Study of Ochre Demonstrates Post-depositional Color Transformations.