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Rainer Grün
Griffith University
GeologyPaleontologyArchaeologyCavePleistocene
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#1Rainer Grün (Griffith University)H-Index: 54
#2Alistair W. G. Pike (University of Southampton)H-Index: 24
Last. Christiane Denys (University of Paris)H-Index: 16
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The cranium from Broken Hill (Kabwe) was recovered from cave deposits in 1921, during metal ore mining in what is now Zambia1. It is one of the best-preserved skulls of a fossil hominin, and was initially designated as the type specimen of Homo rhodesiensis, but recently it has often been included in the taxon Homo heidelbergensis2–4. However, the original site has since been completely quarried away, and—although the cranium is often estimated to be around 500 thousand years old5–7—its unsystem...
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#1Yan RizalH-Index: 9
#2Kira E. Westaway (Macquarie University)H-Index: 19
Last. Russell L. Ciochon (AMNH: American Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 3
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Homo erectus is the founding early hominin species of Island Southeast Asia, and reached Java (Indonesia) more than 1.5 million years ago1,2. Twelve H. erectus calvaria (skull caps) and two tibiae (lower leg bones) were discovered from a bone bed located about 20 m above the Solo River at Ngandong (Central Java) between 1931 and 19333,4, and are of the youngest, most-advanced form of H. erectus5–8. Despite the importance of the Ngandong fossils, the relationship between the fossils, terrace fill...
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#1Tim Pietsch (Griffith University)H-Index: 22
#2Justine Kemp (Griffith University)H-Index: 11
Last. Rachel Wood (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 23
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Kiacatoo Man, a large, rugged Aboriginal adult buried in the Lachlan riverine plains of southeastern Australia, was discovered in 2011. Laser‐ablation uranium series analysis on bone yielded a minimum age for the burial of 27.4 ± 0.4 ka (2σ). Single‐grain, optically stimulated luminescence ages on quartz sediment in which the grave had been dug gave a weighted mean age of 26.4 ± 1.5 ka (1σ). Luminescence samples from the grave infill and from sediment beneath the grave exhibit overdispersed dose...
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#1Mathieu DuvalH-Index: 24
#2Fang Fang (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 2
Last. Rainer Grün (Griffith University)H-Index: 54
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Australian Research Council Future Fellowship grant FT150100215 granted to M.D., an ANU-CSC Scholarship to F.F., and by the C.N.R.S. “Eclipse” Program and the Department of Mineral Resources (Bangkok).
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#1Katerina Harvati (University of Tübingen)H-Index: 34
#2Carolin Röding (University of Tübingen)H-Index: 1
Last. Mirsini Kouloukoussa (UoA: National and Kapodistrian University of Athens)H-Index: 8
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Two fossilized human crania (Apidima 1 and Apidima 2) from Apidima Cave, southern Greece, were discovered in the late 1970s but have remained enigmatic owing to their incomplete nature, taphonomic distortion and lack of archaeological context and chronology. Here we virtually reconstruct both crania, provide detailed comparative descriptions and analyses, and date them using U-series radiometric methods. Apidima 2 dates to more than 170 thousand years ago and has a Neanderthal-like morphological...
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#1Jean-Jacques BahainH-Index: 33
#2Mathieu Duval (Griffith University)H-Index: 24
Last. Dominique Cliquet (University of Rennes)H-Index: 7
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Abstract – Tourville-la-Riviere (Normandy, France) is one of the rare Middle Pleistocene palaeoanthropological localities of Northern France. Electron Spin Resonance (ESR) and combined ESR/U-series dating methods were independently applied by different teams on sediments and teeth from this site. The present work provides an overview of this multi-laboratory dating work by integrating a description and discussion of the methodologies employed and results obtained. Results confirm that the ESR/U-...
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#1Shaun Adams (Griffith University)H-Index: 1
#2Rainer Grün (Griffith University)H-Index: 54
Last. Michael C. Westaway (Griffith University)H-Index: 10
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It has been estimated that up to 25% of Indigenous human remains held in Australian institutions are unprovenanced. Geochemical tracers like strontium isotope ratios ( Sr/ Sr) have been used globally for over 40 years to discern human provenance and provide independent data to aid in repatriation efforts. To reliably apply this technology, landscape Sr/ Sr isotope ratio variability must be quantified. In Australia, only a few studies have used this technique and they are lacking in detail. Here,...
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#1Florent Détroit (CNRS: Centre national de la recherche scientifique)H-Index: 12
#2Armand Salvador B. Mijares (UP: University of the Philippines)H-Index: 9
Last. Philip Piper (ANU: Australian National University)H-Index: 17
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A hominin third metatarsal discovered in 2007 in Callao Cave (Northern Luzon, the Philippines) and dated to 67 thousand years ago provided the earliest direct evidence of a human presence in the Philippines. Analysis of this foot bone suggested that it belonged to the genus Homo, but to which species was unclear. Here we report the discovery of twelve additional hominin elements that represent at least three individuals that were found in the same stratigraphic layer of Callao Cave as the previo...
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#1Marie-Hélène Moncel (National Museum of Natural History)H-Index: 26
#2Paul Fernandes (University of Bordeaux)H-Index: 1
Last. Rainer Grün (Griffith University)H-Index: 54
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Neanderthals had complex land use patterns, adapting to diversified landscapes and climates. Over the past decade, considerable progress has been made in reconstructing the chronology, land use and subsistence patterns, and occupation types of sites in the Rhone Valley, southeast France. In this study, Neanderthal mobility at the site of Payre is investigated by combining information from lithic procurement analysis (“chaine evolutive” and “chaine operatoire” concepts) and strontium isotope anal...
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