Isolation and Evolution in Tasmania [and Comments and Reply]

  title={Isolation and Evolution in Tasmania [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={Colin Pardoe and Sandra Bowdler and Charles Loring Brace and N. J. B. Plomley and Christy G. Ii Turner and Milford H. Wolfpoff},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={1 - 21}


  • A Companion to Anthropological Genetics
  • 2019

When is a native species invasive? Incursion of a novel predatory marsupial detected using molecular and historical data

Range expansions facilitated by humans or in response to local biotic or abiotic stressors provide the opportunity for species to occupy novel environments. Classifying the status of newly expanded

Overcoming the Myth of Extinction: The Path Toward Heritage Rights for the Tasmanian Aboriginals

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Assessing Magnitude: Tasmanian Aboriginal Population, Resistance and the Significance of Musquito in the Black War

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Raw material movement and past Tasmanian Aboriginal interaction: implications for understanding isolated human population dynamics

The study of stone artefact raw material distribution from point sources to archaeological sites has been important in understanding patterns of long-term human interaction. Proximity to raw material

Human Cumulative Cultural Evolution as a Form of Distributed Computation

This chapter discusses how cumulative culture increases the evolutionary fitness of a population of social learners, and focuses on complex technology as a marker of cumulative cultural evolution, and how technological complexity increases when cultures are both more populous and more connected.

Australia Through Time: A Summary of its Tectonic and Metallogenic Evolution

The geological evolution of Australia is closely linked to supercontinent cycles that have characterised the tectonic evolution of Earth, with most geological and metallogenic events relating to

The riddle of Tasmanian languages

  • Claire Bowern
  • Linguistics
    Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences
  • 2012
Insight is provided into the societies of prehistoric Tasmania and a new utility of phylogenetics in reconstructing linguistic history is illustrated, given the importance of Tasmanian Aborigines for information about how societies have responded to population collapse in prehistory.