Peopling of the northern Tibetan Plateau

  title={Peopling of the northern Tibetan Plateau},
  author={P. Jeffrey Brantingham and Gao Xing},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  pages={387 - 414}
Abstract Early archaeological investigations on the Tibetan Plateau concluded that this harsh, high-elevation environment was successfully colonized around 30,000 years ago. Genetic studies have tended to support this view on the assumption that the uniquely evolved physiological capacities seen among modern Tibetan populations required long-term exposure to high-elevation selective pressures. Archaeological evidence amassed over the last decade suggests, however, that colonization leading to… Expand
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