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

  title={The Liang Bua faunal remains: a 95k.yr. sequence from Flores, East Indonesia.},
  author={G. D. van den Bergh and H. J. Meijer and Rokhus Due Awe and M. Morwood and K. Szab{\'o} and L. W. van den Hoek Ostende and T. Sutikna and E. W. Saptomo and P. Piper and K. Dobney},
  journal={Journal of human evolution},
  volume={57 5},
  • G. D. van den Bergh, H. J. Meijer, +7 authors K. Dobney
  • Published 2009
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of human evolution
  • 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 95k.yr., major climatic fluctuations, and two human species -H. floresiensis from 95 to 17k.yr.(1), and modern humans from 11k.yr. to the present. The faunal assemblage comprises well-preserved mammal, bird, reptile and mollusc remains, including examples of island gigantism in small mammals and the dwarfing of large taxa. Together… CONTINUE READING
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