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Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Norman, Kasih
Inglis, Josha
Clarkson, Chris
Faith, J. Tyler
Shulmeister, James
Harris, Daniel
Title: An early colonisation pathway into northwest Australia 70-60,000 years ago
Date: 2018
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2017.11.023
Abstract: Colonisation of Sahul 70-60 thousand years ago (kya) represents the first great maritime migration undertaken by anatomically modern humans in one of the final phases of the Out of Africa dispersal. Visual connectivity network analyses, agent-based simulations and ocean current modelling reveal that modern humans could follow numerous northern and southern migration pathways into Sahul. Our results support a southern route out of Africa through South Asia with entry into ISEA through the Banda Arc, culminating in an early colonisation of Sahul on the northwest shelf. Our results show multiple colonisation events through other entry points were also probable, and raise interesting possibilities for complex regional migration and population histories.
Date Created: 5/8/2019
Volume: 180
Page Start: 229
Page End: 239