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Geochronology of cave deposits at Liang Bua and of adjacent river terraces in the Wae Racang valley, western Flores, Indonesia: a synthesis of age estimates for the type locality of Homo floresiensis

Roberts, Richard; Westaway, K E; Zhao, Jian-xin; Turney, C; Bird, Michael I; Rink, W J; Fifield, L Keith


A robust timeframe for the extant cave deposits at Liang Bua, and for the river terraces in the adjoining Wae Racang valley, is essential to constrain the period of existence and time of extinction of Homo floresiensis and other biota that have been excavated at this hominin type locality. Reliable age control is also required for the variety of artifacts excavated from these deposits, and to assist in environmental reconstructions for this river valley and for the region more broadly. In this...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Human Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2009.01.003


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