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Middle paleolithic assemblages from the Indian subcontinent before and after the Toba super-eruption

Petraglia, M., Korisettar, R., Boivin, N., Clarkson, C., Ditchfield, P., Jones, S., Koshy, J., Lahr, M. M., Oppenheimer, C., Pyle, D., Roberts, R., Schwenninger, J. L., Arnold, L. and White, K. (2007) Middle paleolithic assemblages from the Indian subcontinent before and after the Toba super-eruption. Science, 317 (5834). pp. 114-116. ISSN 0036-8075

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To link to this article DOI: 10.1126/science.1141564

Abstract/Summary

The Youngest Toba Tuff (YTT) eruption, which occurred in Indonesia 74,000 years ago, is one of Earth's largest known volcanic events. The effect of the YTT eruption on existing populations of humans, and accordingly on the course of human evolution, is debated. Here we associate the YTT with archaeological assemblages at Jwalapuram, in the Jurreru River valley of southern India. Broad continuity of Middle Paleolithic technology across the YTT event suggests that hominins persisted regionally across this major eruptive event.

Item Type:Article
Divisions:Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Department of Geography and Environmental Science
Faculty of Science > School of Archaeology, Geography and Environmental Science > Earth Systems Science
ID Code:3967
Uncontrolled Keywords:MODERN HUMAN ORIGINS VOLCANIC WINTER MODERN HUMANS 75 KA ASH BOTTLENECK DISPERSAL EVOLUTION BEHAVIOR SOUTH
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