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Taphonomy of bird (Aves) remains at Laili Cave, Timor-Leste, and implications for human-bird interactions during the Pleistocene

Hawkins, Stuart; O'Connor, Sue; Louys, Julien

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The significance of the role of birds in hominin evolution in Island Southeast Asia is not clear. Few avian vertebrate deposits have been recovered from archaeological or fossil sites in the region, and their association with either hominin or natural deposition in caves and rock shelters complicates their usefulness in hominin behavioural and palaeoecological reconstructions. In this paper, we assess the taphonomic history of the Pleistocene avian vertebrate remains recovered from Laili Cave,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2019
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/264162
Source: Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
DOI: 10.1007/s12520-017-0568-4

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