Early modern humans and morphological variation in Southeast Asia: fossil evidence from Tam Pa Ling, Laos

Demeter, Fabrice, Shackelford, Laura, Westaway, Kira, Duringer, Philippe, Bacon, Anne-Marie, Ponche, Jean-Luc, Wu, Xiujie, Sayavongkhamdy, Thongsa, Zhao, Jian-Xin, Barnes, Lani, Boyon, Marc, Sichanthongtip, Phonephanh, Senegas, Frank, Karpoff, Anne-Marie, Patole-Edoumba, Elise, Coppens, Yves and Braga, Jose (2015) Early modern humans and morphological variation in Southeast Asia: fossil evidence from Tam Pa Ling, Laos. PLoS One, 10 4: 1-17. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0121193


Author Demeter, Fabrice
Shackelford, Laura
Westaway, Kira
Duringer, Philippe
Bacon, Anne-Marie
Ponche, Jean-Luc
Wu, Xiujie
Sayavongkhamdy, Thongsa
Zhao, Jian-Xin
Barnes, Lani
Boyon, Marc
Sichanthongtip, Phonephanh
Senegas, Frank
Karpoff, Anne-Marie
Patole-Edoumba, Elise
Coppens, Yves
Braga, Jose
Title Early modern humans and morphological variation in Southeast Asia: fossil evidence from Tam Pa Ling, Laos
Journal name PLoS One   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1932-6203
Publication date 2015-04-07
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1371/journal.pone.0121193
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 10
Issue 4
Start page 1
End page 17
Total pages 17
Place of publication San Francisco, CA United States
Publisher Public Library of Science
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Abstract Little is known about the timing of modern human emergence and occupation in Eastern Eurasia. However a rapid migration out of Africa into Southeast Asia by at least 60 ka is supported by archaeological, paleogenetic and paleoanthropological data. Recent discoveries in Laos, a modern human cranium (TPL1) from Tam Pa Ling‘s cave, provided the first evidence for the presence of early modern humans in mainland Southeast Asia by 63-46 ka. In the current study, a complete human mandible representing a second individual, TPL 2, is described using discrete traits and geometric morphometrics with an emphasis on determining its population affinity. The TPL2 mandible has a chin and other discrete traits consistent with early modern humans, but it retains a robust lateral corpus and internal corporal morphology typical of archaic humans across the Old World. The mosaic morphology of TPL2 and the fully modern human morphology of TPL1 suggest that a large range of morphological variation was present in early modern human populations residing in the eastern Eurasia by MIS 3.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: School of Earth Sciences Papers
Official 2016 Collection
 
Versions
Version Filter Type
Citation counts: TR Web of Science Citation Count  Cited 6 times in Thomson Reuters Web of Science Article | Citations
Scopus Citation Count Cited 7 times in Scopus Article | Citations
Google Scholar Search Google Scholar
Created: Sun, 10 May 2015, 00:32:10 EST by System User on behalf of School of Earth Sciences