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Pleistocene cave art from Sulawesi, Indonesia
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It can now be demonstrated that humans were producing rock art by ∼40 kyr ago at opposite ends of the Pleistocene Eurasian world. Expand
Hominins on Flores, Indonesia, by one million years ago
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It is shown using 40Ar/39Ar dating that an ignimbrite overlying the artefact layers at Wolo Sege was erupted 1.02 ± Myr ago, providing a new minimum age for hominins on Flores, which predates the disappearance from the Soa Basin of ‘pygmy’ Stegodon sondaari and Geochelone spp. Expand
Revised stratigraphy and chronology for Homo floresiensis at Liang Bua in Indonesia
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New stratigraphic and chronological evidence from Liang Bua is reported that does not support the ages inferred previously for the H. floresiensis holotype, or the time of last appearance of this species. Expand
Early stone technology on Flores and its implications for Homo floresiensis
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The Mata Menge evidence negates claims that stone artefacts associated with H. floresiensis are so complex that they must have been made by modern humans (Homo sapiens) and quell lingering doubts about the authenticity of the Soa Basin artefacts. Expand
Shell Artefact Production at 32,000–28,000 BP in Island Southeast Asia
The evolution of anatomical and behavioural modernity in Homo sapiens has been one of the key focus areas in both archaeology and palaeoanthropology since their inception. Traditionally,Expand
Continuities in stone flaking technology at Liang Bua, Flores, Indonesia.
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The Pleistocene pattern is directly associated with Homo floresiensis skeletal remains and the Holocene changes correlate with the appearance of Homo sapiens, and the one reduction sequence continues across this hominin replacement. Expand
Symbolic Revolutions and the Australian Archaeological Record
Australia was colonized by at least 40,000 bp and scientists agree that the continent was only ever occupied by anatomically and behaviourally modern humans. Australia thus offers an alternativeExpand
Palaeolithic cave art in Borneo
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It is now evident that a major Palaeolithic cave art province existed in the eastern extremity of continental Eurasia and in adjacent Wallacea from at least 40 ka until the Last Glacial Maximum, which has implications for understanding how early rock art traditions emerged, developed and spread in Pleistocene Southeast Asia and further afield. Expand
Stone Axe Technology in Neolithic South India: New Evidence from the Sanganakallu-Kupgal Region, Mideastern Karnataka
This essay discusses the preliminary results of recent archaeological investigations into stone axe production and exchange processes at a Neolithic hilltop settlement in South India. The site inExpand
Stone artifacts and hominins in island Southeast Asia: new insights from Flores, eastern Indonesia.
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It is proposed that the Flores pattern applies across island Southeast Asia: large-sized "core tool" assemblages are in fact a missing element of the small-sized flake-based reduction sequences found in many Pleistocene caves and rock-shelters. Expand
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