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Earliest Olduvai hominins exploited unstable environments ~ 2 million years ago

Mercader, Julio; Akuku, Pam; Boivin, Nicole L.; Bugumba, Revocatus; Bushozi, Pastory; Carmacho, Alfredo; Carter, Tristan; Clarke, Siobhan; Cueva-Temprana, Arturo; Durkin, Paul; Favreau, Julien; Fella, Kelvin; Haberle, Simon; Hubbard, Stephen; Inwood, Jamie; Itambu, Makarius; Koromo, Samson; Lee, Patrick; Mohammed, Abdallah; Mwambwiga, Aloyce; Olesilau, Lucas; Patalano, Robert; Roberts, Patrick; Rule, Susan; Saladie, Palmira; Siljedal, Gunnar; Soto, Maria; Umbsaar, Jonathan; Petraglia, Michael

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Rapid environmental change is a catalyst for human evolution, driving dietary innovations, habitat diversification, and dispersal. However, there is a dearth of information to assess hominin adaptions to changing physiography during key evolutionary stages such as the early Pleistocene. Here we report a multiproxy dataset from Ewass Oldupa, in the Western Plio-Pleistocene rift basin of Olduvai Gorge (now Oldupai), Tanzania, to address this lacuna and offer an ecological perspective on human...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2021-01-07
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/254964
Source: Nature Communications
DOI: 10.1038/s41467-020-20176-2
Access Rights: Open Access

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