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Somewhere beyond the sea: Human cranial remains from the Lesser Sunda Islands (Alor Island, Indonesia) provide insights on Late Pleistocene peopling of Island Southeast Asia

Samper Carro, Sofia Cristina; Gilbert, Felicity; Bulbeck, Francis David; O'Connor, Sue; Louys, Julien; Spooner, Nigel; Questiaux, Danielle; Arnold, Lee J.; Price, Gilbert; Wood, Rachel; Mahirta, Mahirta


The migration of anatomically modern humans (AMH) from Africa to every inhabitable continent included their dispersal through Island Southeast Asia (ISEA) to Australia. Significantly, this involved overwater dispersal through the Lesser Sunda Islands between Sunda (continental Southeast Asia) and Sahul (Australia and New Guinea). However, the timing and direction of this movement is still debated. Here, we report on human skeletal material recovered from excavations at two rockshelters, known...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Human Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2019.07.002


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