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Late Acheulean hominins at the Marine Isotope Stage 6/5e transition in north-central India
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  • Michael Haslam, University of Oxford
  • Richard G Roberts, University of Wollongong
  • Ceri Shipton, Monash University
  • J N Pal, University of Allahabad
  • Jacqueline L Fenwick, University of Wollongong
  • Peter Ditchfield, University of Oxford
  • Nicole Boivin, University of Cambridge
  • A K Dubey, Benares Hindu University
  • M C Gupta, University of Allahabad
  • Michael Petraglia, University of Cambridge
RIS ID
38719
Publication Date
1-1-2011
Publication Details
Haslam, M., Roberts, R. G., Shipton, C., Pal, J. N., Fenwick, J. L., Ditchfield, P., Boivin, N., Dubey, A. K., Gupta, M. C. & Petraglia, M. (2011). Late Acheulean hominins at the Marine Isotope Stage 6/5e transition in north-central India. Quaternary Research, 75 (3), 670-682.
Abstract
Single-grain optically stimulated luminescence dating was applied to Late Quaternary sediments at two sites in the Middle Son Valley, Madhya Pradesh, India. Designated Bamburi 1 and Patpara, thesse sites contain Late Acheulean stone tool assemblages, which we associate with non-modern hominins. Age determinations of 140-120. ka place the formation of these sites at around the Marine Oxygen Isotope Stage 6-5 transition, placing them among the youngest Acheulean sites in the world. We present here the geochronology and sedimentological setting of these sites, and consider potential implications of Late Pleistocene archaic habitation in north-central India for the initial dispersal of modern humans across South Asia
Citation Information
Michael Haslam, Richard G Roberts, Ceri Shipton, J N Pal, et al.. "Late Acheulean hominins at the Marine Isotope Stage 6/5e transition in north-central India" (2011) p. 670 - 682
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_roberts/49/