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dc.contributor.authorSutikna, Thomas
dc.contributor.authorTocheri, Matthew W
dc.contributor.authorMorwood, Michael J
dc.contributor.authorSaptomo, E Wahyu
dc.contributor.authorJatmiko
dc.contributor.authorAwe, Rokus Due
dc.contributor.authorWasisto, Sri
dc.contributor.authorWestaway, Kira E
dc.contributor.authorAubert, Maxime
dc.contributor.authorLi, Bo
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Jian-xin
dc.contributor.authorStorey, Michael
dc.contributor.authorAlloway, Brent V
dc.contributor.authorMorley, Mike W
dc.contributor.authorMeijer, Hanneke JM
dc.contributor.authorvan den Bergh, Gerrit D
dc.contributor.authorGruen, Rainer
dc.contributor.authorDosseto, Anthony
dc.contributor.authorBrumm, Adam
dc.contributor.authorJungers, William L
dc.contributor.authorRoberts, Richard G
dc.date.accessioned2018-07-10T06:09:27Z
dc.date.available2018-07-10T06:09:27Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.issn0028-0836
dc.identifier.doi10.1038/nature17179
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/99461
dc.description.abstractHomo floresiensis, a primitive hominin species discovered in Late Pleistocene sediments at Liang Bua (Flores, Indonesia)1,2,3, has generated wide interest and scientific debate. A major reason this taxon is controversial is because the H. floresiensis-bearing deposits, which include associated stone artefacts2,3,4 and remains of other extinct endemic fauna5,6, were dated to between about 95 and 12 thousand calendar years (kyr) ago2,3,7. These ages suggested that H. floresiensis survived until long after modern humans reached Australia by ~50 kyr ago8,9,10. Here we report new stratigraphic and chronological evidence from Liang Bua that does not support the ages inferred previously for the H. floresiensis holotype (LB1), ~18 thousand calibrated radiocarbon years before present (kyr cal. BP), or the time of last appearance of this species (about 17 or 13–11 kyr cal. BP)1,2,3,7,11. Instead, the skeletal remains of H. floresiensis and the deposits containing them are dated to between about 100 and 60 kyr ago, whereas stone artefacts attributable to this species range from about 190 to 50 kyr in age. Whether H. floresiensis survived after 50 kyr ago—potentially encountering modern humans on Flores or other hominins dispersing through southeast Asia, such as Denisovans12,13—is an open question.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherNature Publishing
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom366
dc.relation.ispartofpageto369
dc.relation.ispartofjournalNature
dc.relation.ispartofvolume532
dc.subject.fieldofresearchArchaeological Science
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode210102
dc.titleRevised stratigraphy and chronology for Homo floresiensis at Liang Bua in Indonesia
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articles
gro.hasfulltextNo Full Text
gro.griffith.authorBrumm, Adam R.
gro.griffith.authorAubert, Maxime
gro.griffith.authorGrun, Rainer


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