Our member Sofía Samper Carro, Lecturer in Archaeology, School of Archaeology and Anthropology (College of Arts and Social Sciences – Australian National University, ANU, Canberra), has collaborated in a study recently published in Nature Communications, titled “Isotopic evidence for initial coastal colonization and subsequent diversification in the human occupation of Wallacea“.
In the last years, important archaeological findings in the isolated islands of Wallacea help researchers to better know the foraging habits of Homo Sapiens. Studying the diet in these populations allows for understanding the adaptation of our species to new ecosystems during their migrations towards Sahul. In this study, researchers show the results of isotope analysis to human and faunal tooth enamel from six Late Pleistocene to Holocene archaeological sites.
Research paper in Nature Communications: “Isotopic evidence for initial coastal colonization and subsequent diversification in the human occupation of Wallacea“, Patrick Roberts et al. Nature Communications, volume 11, Article number: 2068 (2020).