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The 74 ka Toba super-eruption and southern Indian hominins: archaeology, lithic technology and environments at Jwalapuram Locality 3

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Hominins living in southern India 74,000 years ago faced a deteriorating environment, as the global climate moved from interglacial into full glacial conditions. At the same time, South Asian populations witnessed the widespread deposition of tephra from the Sumatran Toba super-eruption, the largest explosive volcanic event of the past two million years. Here we report new data on the lithic technology and environmental context for a southern Indian site with hominin occupation in association...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.jas.2010.07.034

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Archaeology,School of - Archaeology & the History of Art,Research Laboratory for
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Institution:
University of Queensland
Department:
School of Social Science
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University of Oxford
Department:
Social Sciences Division - Archaeology,School of - Archaeology & the History of Art,Research Laboratory for
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Institution:
Karnatak University, Dharwad, India
Department:
Department of History and Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Cambridge
Department:
McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research
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Michael Haslam
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Journal of Archaeological Science Journal website
Volume:
37
Issue:
12
Pages:
3370-3384
Publication date:
2010-12-05
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ISSN:
0305-4403
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uuid:7bddafea-4781-4087-9abd-1acdbb2d73ef
Local pid:
ora:5051

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