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Late Pleistocene to Holocene human palaeoecology in the tropical environments of coastal eastern Africa

Roberts, Patrick; Prendergast, Mary E.; Janzen, Anneke; Shipton, Ceri; Blinkhorn, James; Zech, Jana; Crowther, Alison; Sawchuk, Elizabeth A.; Stewart, Mathew; Ndiema, Emmanuel; Petraglia, Michael


The ecological adaptations that stimulated the dispersal and technological strategies of our species during the Late Pleistocene remain hotly disputed, with some influential theories focusing on grassland biomes or marine resources as key drivers behind the rapid expansion and material culture innovations of Homo sapiens within and beyond Africa. Here, we present novel chronologically resolved, zooarchaeological taxonomic and taphonomic analysis, and stable isotope analysis of human and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2020
Type: Journal article
Source: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2019.109438


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