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Least-cost pathway models indicate northern human dispersal from Sunda to Sahul

Kealy, Shimona; Louys, Julien; O'Connor, Susan

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Archaeological records from Australia provide the earliest, indirect evidence for maritime crossings by early modern humans, as the islands to the north-west of the continent (Wallacea) have never been connected to the mainland. Suggested in 1977 by Joseph B. Birdsell, the two main routes from Sunda (mainland Southeast Asia) to Sahul (Australia-New Guinea), still in debate today, are a northern route through Sulawesi with a landing in New Guinea, or a southern route through Bali, Timor and...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-12
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/230317
Source: Journal of Human Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2018.10.003
Access Rights: Open Access

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