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

Abstract:
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.
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10.1126/science.1141564

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Petraglia, M More by this author
Korisettar, R More by this author
Clarkson, C More by this author
Ditchfield, P More by this author
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Journal:
Science (New York, N.Y.)
Volume:
317
Issue:
5834
Pages:
114-116
Publication date:
2007-07-05
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EISSN:
1095-9203
ISSN:
0036-8075
URN:
uuid:2599ae23-7bc2-42ca-9ae0-da2c50b39f04
Source identifiers:
144793
Local pid:
pubs:144793

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