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Islands Under the Sea: A Review of Early Modern Human Dispersal Routes and Migration Hypotheses Through Wallacea

Kealy, Shimona; Louys, Julien; O’Connor, Sue


Wallacea is the transitional biogeographic zone between the continents of Sunda (Southeast Asia) and Sahul (Australian-New Guinea). It consists of a series of island chains unique in the region for never having been connected to either continent. Movement of early modern humans from Sunda to Sahul during the late Pleistocene required dispersal through Wallacea, and hence would have necessitated sea crossings. However, the archeological evidence for early modern humans in Wallacea is still a...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/15564894.2015.1119218


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