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Continuity in Tropical Cave Use: Examples from East Timor and the Aru Islands, Maluku

Veth, Peter; Spriggs, Matthew; O'Connor, Susan

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The Aru Islands and East Timor fall within the biogeographic region known as Wallacea and have lain within the tropics for the known history of human occupation. Recent research has identified archaeological sequences that parallel the older radiocarbon chronologies from Australia. Terminal Pleistocene hunter-gatherer assemblages recovered from at least six caves register the introduction of a Neolithic technocomplex after ca. 4000 B.P. in the form of pottery, domesticates, ovens, the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79766
Source: Asian Perspectives

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