Early Pleistocene Presence of Acheulian Hominins in South India

  title={Early Pleistocene Presence of Acheulian Hominins in South India},
  author={Shanti Pappu and Yanni Gunnell and K. B. Akhilesh and R{\'e}gis Braucher and Maurice Taieb and F. Demory and Nicolas Thouveny},
  pages={1596 - 1599}
Dates from a site in southeast India imply an early migration of Homo through Eurasia about 1.1 to 1.5 million years ago. South Asia is rich in Lower Paleolithic Acheulian sites. These have been attributed to the Middle Pleistocene on the basis of a small number of dates, with a few older but disputed age estimates. Here, we report new ages from the excavated site of Attirampakkam, where paleomagnetic measurements and direct 26Al/10Be burial dating of stone artifacts now position the earliest… Expand
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