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Kira E. Westaway
Macquarie University
GeologyPaleontologyArchaeologyCavePleistocene
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#1Mark W. Moore (UNE: University of New England (Australia))H-Index: 17
#2Kira E. Westaway (Macquarie University)H-Index: 19
Last. John Greg
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The Kimberley region of Western Australia is one of the largest and most diverse rock art provenances in the world, with a complex stylistic sequence spanning at least 16 ka, culminating in the modern art-making of the Wunumbal people. The Gunu Site Complex, in the remote Mitchell River region of the northwest Kimberley, is one of many local expressions of the Kimberley rock art sequence. Here we report excavations at two sites in this complex: Gunu Rock, a sand sheet adjacent to rock art panels...
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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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#2Timothy J. RalphH-Index: 10
Last. Debashish MazumderH-Index: 13
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#1Aj Zachwieja (UIC: University of Illinois at Chicago)
#2Fabrice DemeterH-Index: 13
Last. Laura ShackelfordH-Index: 12
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#1Stefania Milano (MPG: Max Planck Society)H-Index: 6
#2Fabrice DemeterH-Index: 13
Last. Anne-Marie Bacon (University of Paris)H-Index: 16
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Abstract Mainland Southeast Asia is a key region to interpret modern human migrations; however, due to a scarcity of terrestrial proxies, environmental conditions are not well understood. This study focuses on the Tam Pa Ling cave site in northeast Laos, which contains the oldest evidence for modern humans in Indochina, dating back to MIS 4 (70 ± 8 ka). Snail remains of Camaena massiei found throughout the stratigraphic sequence contain a valuable oxygen and carbon isotope record of past local v...
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#1Paul Hesse (Macquarie University)H-Index: 28
#2Rory Williams (Macquarie University)H-Index: 3
Last. Will Farebrother (Macquarie University)H-Index: 3
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Abstract This study derives a new function describing the relationship of channel bankfull discharge (Qbf) to channel width in modern rivers of the Murray-Darling Basin (MDB) of southeastern Australia and applies this to dated palaeochannels of seven rivers to quantify late Quaternary discharge history in this important basin. All rivers show high MIS3 and MIS2 Qbf, declining in the Holocene. The Qbf of modern MDB rivers is correlated with total catchment precipitation but comparison with palaeo...
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#1Paul HesseH-Index: 28
#2Rory WilliamsH-Index: 3
Last. David YongeH-Index: 3
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Palaeochannels of lowland rivers provide a means of investigating the sensitivity of river response to climate-driven hydrologic change. About 80 palaeochannels of the lower Macquarie River of southeastern Australia record the evolution of this distributive fluvial system. Six Macquarie palaeochannels were dated by single-grain optically stimulated luminescence. The largest of the palaeochannels (Quombothoo, median age 54 ka) was on average 284 m wide, 12 times wider than the modern river (24 m)...
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#1Adam BrummH-Index: 16
#2Budianto HakimH-Index: 5
Last. Michael J. MorwoodH-Index: 32
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A portion of the figure legend for Fig 7 is incorrectly displayed in the second paragraph under the subheading “Evaluating Glover’s model of human occupation at the site 35–23 ka cal BP” in the Results section. Please see the complete, correct Fig 7 caption here.
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#1Anne-Marie Bacon (Paris V: Paris Descartes University)H-Index: 16
#2Pierre-Olivier Antoine (University of Montpellier)H-Index: 26
Last. Fabrice DemeterH-Index: 13
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Abstract Little is known about the ecosystems in the north of the Indochinese peninsula at the Middle-Late Pleistocene transition. In this paper, we analyzed the new fauna from Coc Muoi cave, Lang Son province, northeast Vietnam. In comparison with other well-documented faunas from the region, that of Coc Muoi is distinguished by the predominance of rhinoceroses among diverse large-bodied herbivores. The results of the OSL and pIR-IRSL dating of the cave sediments and U-series dating of flowston...
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#1Adam Brumm (Griffith University)H-Index: 16
#2Budianto HakimH-Index: 5
Last. Michael J. Morwood (UOW: University of Wollongong)H-Index: 32
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This paper presents a reassessment of the archaeological record at Leang Burung 2, a key early human occupation site in the Late Pleistocene of Southeast Asia. Excavated originally by Ian Glover in 1975, this limestone rock-shelter in the Maros karsts of Sulawesi, Indonesia, has long held significance in our understanding of early human dispersals into 'Wallacea', the vast zone of oceanic islands between continental Asia and Australia. We present new stratigraphic information and dating evidence...
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