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New evidence of megafaunal bone damage indicates late colonization of Madagascar

Anderson, Atholl; Clark, Geoffrey; Haberle, Simon; Higham, Tom; Nowak-Kemp, Malgosia; Prendergast, Amy; Radimilahy, Chantal; Rakotozafy, Lucien M.; Ramilisonina, R.; Schwenninger, J.; Virah-Sawmy, Malika; Camens, Aaron

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The estimated period in which human colonization of Madagascar began has expanded recently to 5000-1000 y B.P., six times its range in 1990, prompting revised thinking about early migration sources, routes, maritime capability and environmental changes. Cited evidence of colonization age includes anthropogenic palaeoecological data 2500-2000 y B.P., megafaunal butchery marks 4200-1900 y B.P. and OSL dating to 4400 y B.P. of the Lakaton'i Anja occupation site. Using large samples of...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-10-10
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/187240
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204368
Access Rights: Open Access

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