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JournalAntiquity
DatePublished - Jun 2006
Issue number308
Volume80
Number of pages22
Pages (from-to)265-286
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The authors propose a new model for the origins of humans and their ecological adaptation. The evolutionary stimulus lies not in the savannah but in broken, hilly rough country where the early hominins could hunt and hide. Such 'roughness; generated by tectonic and volcanic movement characterises not only the African rift valley but probably the whole route of early hominin dispersal.

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  • Africa, Rift Valley, human origins, hominins, H. erectus, H. ergaster, EARLY HUMAN OCCUPATION, LAND-USE, HOMINID DISPERSAL, ACTIVE TECTONICS, KOOBI-FORA, AFRICA, PLEISTOCENE, KENYA, STRATEGIES, PLIOPLEISTOCENE

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