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Cranio-morphometric and aDNA corroboration of the Austronesian dispersal model in ancient Island Southeast Asia: Support from Gua Harimau, Indonesia

Matsumura, H.; Shinoda, Ken-ichi; Shimanjuntak, Truman; Oktaviana, Adhi Agus; Noerwidi, Sofwan; Sofian, Harry Octavianus; Prastiningtyas, Dyah; Nguyen, Lan Cuong; Kakuda, Tsuneo; Kanzawa-Kiriyama, Hideaki; Hung, Hsiao-chun; Oxenham, Marc


The Austronesian language is spread from Madagascar in the west, Island Southeast Asia (ISEA) in the east (e.g. the Philippines and Indonesian archipelagoes) and throughout the Pacific, as far east as Easter Island. While it seems clear that the remote ancestors of Austronesian speakers originated in Southern China, and migrated to Taiwan with the development of rice farming by c. 5500 BP and onto the northern Philippines by c. 4000 BP (the Austronesian Dispersal Hypothesis or ADH), we know...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-06-22
Type: Journal article
Source: PLOS ONE (Public Library of Science)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0198689
Access Rights: Open Access


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