The first modern humans at Niah, c. 50,000-35,000 years ago

T Reynolds, Graeme William Barker, Huw Barton, Earl of Cranbrook, Lucy Farr, Chris Hunt, Lisa Kealhofer, Victor Paz, Philip Piper, Katherine Szabo

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    loped in Africa and then spread across the globe, or whether they had also developed outside Africa from antecedent hominin populations such as Homo erectus (Brauer 1992; Trinkaus 2005). Questions about modern human adaptation and ecology were also significant given the debates about whether the rainforest was a limiting factor in the spread of humans and whether adaptation to it has only been a very recent, probably Holocene, event (Bailey & Headland 1991; Bailey et al. 1989; Brosius 1991; Colinvaux & Bush 1991; Endicott & Bellwood 1991; Townsend 1991 NOT IN REFS 1990?; and see Chapter 1). We begin by summarizing what was known about human presence in the region before our fieldwork and the impact on the research agenda of new discoveries during it; and then consider the evidence collected by the project and how it contributes to this agenda.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationRainforest foraging and farming in Island Southeast Asia
    Editors Graeme Barker
    Place of PublicationUK
    PublisherMcDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
    ISBN (Print)9781902937540
    Publication statusPublished - 2013


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