Human Adaptation in Asian Palaeolithic: Hominin Dispersal and Behaviour during the Late Quaternary

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    Abstract

    This book examines the first human colonization of Asia and particularly the tropical environments of Southeast Asia during the Upper Pleistocene. In studyexamining the unique character of the Asian archaeological record, it reassesses long-accepted propositions about the development of human ‘modernity.’ Ryan J. Rabett reveals an evolutionarily relationship between colonization, the challenges encountered during this process – especially in relation to climatic and environmental change – and the forms of behaviour that emerged. This book argues that human ‘modernity’ is not something achieved in the remote past in one part of the world, but rather is a diverse, flexible, responsive, and on-going process of adaptation, one that continues to this day.
    Original languageEnglish
    PublisherCambridge University Press
    Number of pages372
    ISBN (Print)978-1-107-01829-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

    Keywords

    • Early human dispersal, Asia, Southeast Asia, colonization

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