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Desert speleothems reveal climatic window for African exodus of early modern humans

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One of the first movements of early modern humans out of Africa occurred 130-100 thousand years ago (ka), when they migrated northward to the Levant region. The climatic conditions that accompanied this migration are still under debate. Using high-precision multicollector-inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (MC-ICP-MS) U-Th methods, we dated carbonate cave deposits (speleothems) from the central and southern Negev Desert of Israel, located at the northeastern margin of the Saharan-Ar...

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10.1130/G23794A.1

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Earth Sciences
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Journal:
GEOLOGY
Volume:
35
Issue:
9
Pages:
831-834
Publication date:
2007-09-05
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EISSN:
0091-7613
ISSN:
0091-7613
URN:
uuid:f9ddfdeb-6957-44ab-957f-ea48c691563d
Source identifiers:
184833
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pubs:184833

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