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Human Remains from the Pleistocene-Holocene Transition of Southwest China Suggest a Complex Evolutionary History for East Asians

  • Darren Curnoe mail,

    d.curnoe@unsw.edu.au (DC); jxping@public.km.yn.cn (JX)

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Ji Xueping mail,

    d.curnoe@unsw.edu.au (DC); jxping@public.km.yn.cn (JX)

    Affiliations: Yunnan Institute of Cultural Relics and Archeology, Kunming, Yunnan, China, Archeology Research Center, Yunnan University, Kunming, Yunnan, China

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  • Andy I. R. Herries,

    Affiliation: Archaeomagnetism Laboratory, Archaeology Program, School of Historical and European Studies, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Bai Kanning,

    Affiliation: Honghe Prefectural Institute of Cultural Relics, Mengzi, Yunnan, China

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  • Paul S. C. Taçon,

    Affiliation: Place, Evolution and Rock Art Heritage Unit, School of Humanities, Gold Coast Campus, Griffith University, Southport, Queensland, Australia

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  • Bao Zhende,

    Affiliation: Mengzi Institute of Cultural Relics, Mengzi, Yunnan, China

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  • David Fink,

    Affiliation: Institute for Environmental Research, Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation, Sydney, Australia

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  • Zhu Yunsheng,

    Affiliation: Honghe Prefectural Institute of Cultural Relics, Mengzi, Yunnan, China

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  • John Hellstrom,

    Affiliation: School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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  • Luo Yun,

    Affiliation: Mengzi Institute of Cultural Relics, Mengzi, Yunnan, China

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  • Gerasimos Cassis,

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Su Bing,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology and Kunming Primate Research Centre, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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  • Stephen Wroe,

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Hong Shi,

    Affiliation: State Key Laboratory of Genetic Resources and Evolution, Kunming Institute of Zoology and Kunming Primate Research Centre, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Kunming, China

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  • William C. H. Parr,

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Huang Shengmin,

    Affiliation: Youjiang Nationalities Museum, Baise, Guangxi, China

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  • Natalie Rogers

    Affiliation: School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of New South Wales, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Published: March 14, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0031918

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