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The great arc of dispersal of modern humans: Africa to Australia

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During the Late Pleistocene, anatomically modern humans (AMH) dispersed out of Africa across the continents. Their routes obeyed the limitations placed on any large terrestrial mammal dependent on daily drinking water, following certain climate-permissive corridors. AMH first spread north, with game, across the Sahara to the Levant during the Eemian interglacial (c.125 ka), but failed to continue to Europe, then occupied by the Neanderthals. The savannah ecosystem in North Africa and the Midd...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
SAME
Sub department:
Social & Cultural Anthropology
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Elsevier
Journal:
Quaternary International More from this journal
Volume:
202
Issue:
1-2
Pages:
2-13
Publication date:
2009-06-01
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1040-6182
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English
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2011-01-31

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