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Oldest human occupation of Wallacea at Laili Cave, Timor-Leste, shows broad-spectrum foraging responses to late Pleistocene environments

Hawkins, Stuart; O'Connor, Sue; Maloney, Tim; Litster, Mirani; Kealy, Shimona; Fenner, Jack; Aplin, Ken; Boulanger, Clara; Brockwell, Sally; Richard, Willan; Piotto, Elena; Louys, Julien


The Wallacea Archipelago provides an extraordinary laboratory for the study of human colonisation and adaptation, yet few detailed archaeological studies have been conducted in the region that span the earliest phase of human settlement. Laili Cave, in northern Timor-Leste, preserves the oldest human occupation in this insular region with a cultural sequence spanning 11,200 to 44,600 cal BP. Small-bodied vertebrates and invertebrates were recovered to the lowest excavated levels, associated...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.07.008
Access Rights: Open Access


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