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Climate, people and faunal succession on Java, Indonesia: evidence from Song Gupuh

Morwood, Michael John; Sutikna, T.; Saptomo, Wahyu; Westaway, K E; Jatmiko, .; Awe Due, R.; Moore, Mark; Yuniawati, Dwi Yani; Hadi, P; Zhao, Jian-xin; Turney, Christian; Fifield, L Keith; Allen, H; Soejono, R.P.


Song Gupuh, a partially collapsed cave in the Gunung Sewu Limestones of East Java, Indonesia, contains over 16 m of deposits with a faunal sequence spanning some 70 ka. Major changes in the range of animals represented show the impact of climate change and humans. The Terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene was a period of maximum biodiversity. Human use of Song Gupuh and other cave sites in the region also intensified significantly from ca. 12 ka, together with a new focus on exploitation of...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2007.11.025


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