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Ref ID: 27691
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Piper, P. J.
Rabett, R. J.
Title: Hunting in a tropical rainforest: evidence from the terminal Pleistocene at Lobang Hangus, Niah Caves, Sarawak
Date: 2009
Source: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
DOI: 10.1002/oa.1046
Abstract: The Terminal Pleistocene zooarchaeological evidence from Lobang Hangus, an east-facing entrance to the Niah Cave complex, provides unique insights into the hunting habits of the human inhabitants of this cave. The composition and structure of the vertebrate accumulation indicates that a variety of locally available terrestrial, arboreal and aquatic taxa were being exploited. The age structure of the principal predated species, the presence of bone points and evidence from modern rainforest hunting combine to suggest that some form of projectile weaponry as well as trapping technologies were probably being employed by the hunters at Niah before the end of the Pleistocene.
Date Created: 4/19/2016
Volume: 19
Number: 4
Page Start: 551
Page End: 565