By Christopher J. Norton, David R. Braun
This quantity brings jointly a gaggle of authors that tackle the query of the 1st out of Africa into Asia c. 2 Ma. The scope of the publication is finished because it covers nearly each significant zone of Asia. the first target of this quantity is to supply an up-to-date synthesis of the present nation of the Asian paleoanthropological and paleoenvironmental files. Papers contain specified experiences of the theoretical constructs underlying the movement out of Africa, together with designated reconstructions of the paleoenvironment and attainable migration routes. different papers element the Plio-Pleistocene archaeological and hominin fossil files of specific regions.
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8). We should also remember than Asia and Africa are constructs of the classical and post-classical world, and are not necessarily appropriate geographical entities for the Late Pliocene. One example of a possible hominin migration from Asia into Africa is provided by Olduvai hominin (OH 9) from Upper Bed II, Olduvai Gorge. This specimen is dated to c. 5 Ma (Schwartz and Tattersall 2003: 194), and is considered to have close resemblances with cranial specimen Sangiran 17, Java, dated to c. 10 Both Tattersall (1997) and Clarke (2000) have suggested it indicates a back-migration of H.
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