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Archaeological implications of the geology and chronology of the Soa basin, Flores, Indonesia

PB O'Sullivan, M Morwood, D Hobbs, F Aziz, undefined Suminto, M Situmorang, A Raza, R Maas

Geology | Published : 2001


The timing of arrival of early hominids in Southeast Asia has major implications for models of hominid evolution. The majority of evidence for the earliest appearance of hominids in the region has previously come from Java in western Indonesia. Much of this evidence remains controversial owing to a poor understanding of the stratigraphic and chronologic relationships of the depositional units from which the material was derived. Before artifacts may be placed into their proper archaeological context, the geologic history of archaeological sites must be thoroughly understood, and deposits containing artifacts must be properly dated. An extensive investigation has been undertaken on the island..

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