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Research Article

The Nubian Complex of Dhofar, Oman: An African Middle Stone Age Industry in Southern Arabia

  • Jeffrey I. Rose mail,

    jeffrey.i.rose@gmail.com

    Affiliation: Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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  • Vitaly I. Usik,

    Affiliation: Archaeological Museum, Institute of Archaeology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Ukraine

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  • Anthony E. Marks,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology, Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas, United States of America

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  • Yamandu H. Hilbert,

    Affiliation: Institute of Archaeology and Antiquity, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom

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  • Christopher S. Galletti,

    Affiliation: School of Geographical Science and Urban Planning, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States of America

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  • Ash Parton,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology and Geography, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Jean Marie Geiling,

    Affiliation: Institut für Naturwissenschaftliche Archäologie, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

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  • Viktor Černý,

    Affiliation: Institute of Archaeology of the Academy of Science, Prague, Czech Republic

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  • Mike W. Morley,

    Affiliation: Department of Anthropology and Geography, Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom

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  • Richard G. Roberts

    Affiliation: Centre for Archaeological Science, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong, Wollongong, Australia

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  • Published: November 30, 2011
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0028239

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The kind of work we need to understand the migration out of Africa

Posted by Maju on 01 Dec 2011 at 10:27 GMT

Thanks for an excellent paper, very nice to read and full of relevant and easy to understand information on this crucial prehistorical episode of Humankind.

My only caveat is excessive acceptance in the Discussion section of molecular clock estimates, which should not be considered directive but at best suggestive (if they must be considered at all). While phylogenetic mtDNA evidence is crucial to our understanding of Prehistory, molecular clock hunches are more an obstacle in fact.

No competing interests declared.