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Ref ID: 37057
Ref Type: Journal Article
Authors: Ochoa, Janine
Carlos, Jane
Lara, Myra
de Leon, Alexandra
Choa, Omar
Cabrera, Patricia
Ferreras, Maria Rebecca
Manipon, Dante Ricardo
Gayle Palconit, Trishia
Narte, Gaddy
Title: Tropical island adaptations in Southeast Asia during the Last Glacial Maximum: evidence from Palawan
Date: 2022
Source: Antiquity
DOI: 10.15184/aqy.2022.88
Abstract: Throughout the Late Pleistocene and Early Holocene, humans adapted to significant climate and environmental change. One key region for investigating these adaptive strategies is Island Southeast Asia, where fluctuating sea levels led to dramatic changes
in coastlines, vegetation and fauna. The authors present new data from the re-excavation of Pilanduk Cave on Palawan Island, Philippines. The results corroborate the results of earlier excavations that identified Pleistocene occupation of the site. Pilanduk shows evidence for specialised deer hunting and freshwater mollusc consumption during the Last Glacial Maximum. The results add to the evidence for
the shifting foraging behaviours of modern humans occupying variable tropical environments across Island Southeast Asia.
Volume: 96
Number: 389
Page Start: 1072
Page End: 1086