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Paleoenvironment in East Java during the last 25,000 years as inferred from bovid and cervid dental wear analyses

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    Identificador: PC:1868
  • Autores:

    Florent Rivals
    Noel Amano
    Anne-Marie Moigne
    Thomas Ingicco
    François Sémah
    Truman Simanjuntak
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    Autor según el artículo: Florent Rivals; Noel Amano; Anne-Marie Moigne; Thomas Ingicco; François Sémah; Truman Simanjuntak
    Departamento: Història i Història de l'Art
    Autor/es de la URV: RIVALS ., FLORENT JOSEPH LOUIS; Noel Amano; Anne-Marie Moigne; Thomas Ingicco; François Sémah; Truman Simanjuntak
    Palabras clave: Diet Mesowear Microwear
    Resumen: This paper reports the results of dental mesowear and microwear analyses of bovid and cervid specimens recovered from Late Pleistocene to Middle Holocene deposits of Braholo Cave and Song Terus in Eastern Java. The aim is to infer ungulate dietary traits from dental wear signatures and gain insights regarding the paleoenvironment of the region during the last 25,000 years, a period of drastic climatic fluctuations. We considered three cervid (Rusa, Axis and Muntiacus muntjak) and two bovid (Bubalus and Bos javanicus) taxa in the analyses. Results from both cave sites suggest that the Pleistocene-Holocene transition was accompanied by expansion of rainforests as evidenced by the predominance of species that had a browsing or browse-dominated mixed diet. However some of the taxa examined exhibited strong grazing signatures indicative of the continued presence of patches of grasslands up to the Mid-Holocene. Dental wear signatures of specimens from layers dating to the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) suggest a mosaic environment dominated by grasslands. In Braholo Cave, we observed discrepancies between the mesowear and microwear signatures in specimens dating to the LGM and we take this as evidence of seasonality during this period. The results of the study provide important information on the environments encountered by the hunter-gatherer communities that lived in East Java in periods of climatic change.
    Grupo de investigación: Autoecologia Humana del Quaternari
    Áreas temáticas: Història Historia History
    ISSN: 2352-409X
    Identificador del autor: n/a; n/a; n/a; n/a; n/a; n/a
    Fecha de alta del registro: 2016-10-17
    Página final: 165
    Volumen de revista: 10
    Versión del articulo depositado: info:eu-repo/semantics/acceptedVersion
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    DOI del artículo: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2016.09.012
    Entidad: Universitat Rovira i Virgili
    Año de publicación de la revista: 2016
    Página inicial: 155
    Tipo de publicación: Article Artículo Article
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    Paleoecologia--Java (Indonèsia)
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