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First record of avian extinctions from the Late Pleistocene and Holocene of Timor Leste

Meijer, Hanneke J. M.; Louys, Julien; O'Connor, Susan


Timor has yielded the earliest evidence for modern humans in Wallacea, but despite its long history of modern human occupation, there is little evidence for human-induced Late Pleistocene extinctions. Here, we report on Late Pleistocene and Holocene bird remains from Jerimalai and Matja Kuru 1, sites that have yielded extensive archaeological sequences dating back to >40 ka. Avian remains are present throughout the sequence, and quails (Phasianidae), buttonquails (Turnicidae) and pigeons...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-11-23
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2018.11.005


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