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New evidence of megafaunal bone damage indicates late colonization of Madagascar

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The estimated period in which human colonization of Madagascar began has expanded recently to 5000–1000 y B.P., six times its range in 1990, prompting revised thinking about early migration sources, routes, maritime capability and environmental changes. Cited evidence of colonization age includes anthropogenic palaeoecological data 2500–2000 y B.P., megafaunal butchery marks 4200–1900 y B.P. and OSL dating to 4400 y B.P. of the Lakaton’i Anja occupation site. Using large samples of newly-exca...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pone.0204368

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0000-0002-9055-655X
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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Social Sciences Division
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School of Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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GLAM
Department:
Natural History Museum
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PLoS ONE Journal website
Volume:
13
Issue:
10
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Article: e0204368
Publication date:
2018-10-10
Acceptance date:
2018-09-05
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ISSN:
1932-6203
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pubs:929826
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uri:e49affc9-bf68-4bf7-9606-ba40e7d06ef0
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uuid:e49affc9-bf68-4bf7-9606-ba40e7d06ef0
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pubs:929826
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English

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