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Environment, preferred habitats and potential refugia for Pleistocene Homo in Southeast Asia

Louys, Julien; Turner, Alan


Multiple lines of evidence suggest that Southeast Asia was dominated by a mix of savannah, open woodlands, and evergreen forests throughout much of the Pleistocene. These conditions are ideal for early hominin subsistence; however, they would have been rare for much of the rest of Asia during glacial periods. We explore the possibility that Southeast Asia would have served as a refugium for hominins during these periods. In particular, we draw parallels with the population source and sink model...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Academie des Sciences Comptes Rendus: Palevol
DOI: 10.1016/j.crpv.2011.03.003


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