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dc.contributor.authorLangley, Michelle C
dc.contributor.authorAmano, Noel
dc.contributor.authorWedage, Oshan
dc.contributor.authorDeraniyagala, Siran
dc.contributor.authorPathmalal, MM
dc.contributor.authorPerera, Nimal
dc.contributor.authorBoivin, Nicole
dc.contributor.authorPetraglia, Michael D
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2020-10-06T01:09:01Z
dc.date.available2020-10-06T01:09:01Z
dc.date.issued2020
dc.identifier.issn2375-2548
dc.identifier.doi10.1126/sciadv.aba3831
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/398099
dc.description.abstractArchaeologists contend that it was our aptitude for symbolic, technological, and social behaviors that was central to Homo sapiens rapidly expanding across the majority of Earth's continents during the Late Pleistocene. This expansion included movement into extreme environments and appears to have resulted in the displacement of numerous archaic human populations across the Old World. Tropical rainforests are thought to have been particularly challenging and, until recently, impenetrable by early H. sapiens. Here, we describe evidence for bow-and-arrow hunting toolkits alongside a complex symbolic repertoire from 48,000 years before present at the Sri Lankan site of Fa-Hien Lena-the earliest bow-and-arrow technology outside of Africa. As one of the oldest H. sapiens rainforest sites outside of Africa, this exceptional assemblage provides the first detailed insights into how our species met the extreme adaptive challenges that were encountered in Asia during global expansion.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
dc.relation.ispartofissue24
dc.relation.ispartofjournalScience Advances
dc.relation.ispartofvolume6
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeology
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode4301
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology
dc.subject.keywordsMultidisciplinary Sciences
dc.subject.keywordsScience & Technology - Other Topics
dc.subject.keywordsMIDDLE-STONE-AGE
dc.subject.keywordsLATE PLEISTOCENE
dc.titleBows and arrows and complex symbolic displays 48,000 years ago in the South Asian tropics
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationLangley, MC; Amano, N; Wedage, O; Deraniyagala, S; Pathmalal, MM; Perera, N; Boivin, N; Petraglia, MD; Roberts, P, Bows and arrows and complex symbolic displays 48,000 years ago in the South Asian tropics, Science Advances, 2020, 6 (24)
dcterms.dateAccepted2020-04-21
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/
dc.date.updated2020-10-01T22:41:48Z
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gro.rights.copyright© 2020 The Authors, some rights reserved; exclusive licensee American Association for the Advancement of Science. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial license, which permits use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, so long as the resultant use is not for commercial advantage and provided the original work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorLangley, Michelle C.
gro.griffith.authorPetraglia, Michael


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