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The Liang Bua faunal remains: a 95 k.yr. sequence from Flores, East Indonesia

van den Bergh, Gerrit D; Meijer, HJM; Awe Due, Rokhus; Morwood, MJ; Szabo, Katherine; van den Hoek Ostende, Lars W; Sutikna, T.; Saptomo, Wahyu; Piper, Philip; Dobney, Keith

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Excavations at Liang Bua, a limestone cave on the island of Flores, East Indonesia, have yielded a well-dated archaeological and faunal sequence spanning the last 95 k.yr., major climatic fluctuations, and two human species - H. floresiensis from 95 to 17 k.yr.11Recent excavations at Liang Bua indicate that the disappearance of Homo floresiensis and Stegodon from the sequence coincided with a volcanic eruption ∼17 ka ago - not ∼12 ka as previously interpreted., and modern humans from 11 k.yr....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/80229
Source: Journal of Human Evolution
DOI: 10.1016/j.jhevol.2008.08.015

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