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A reassessment of early human stone technology from a Southeast Asian perspective [ 2008 - 2010 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0879624]

Researchers Mr AR Brumm

Brief description The study of early stone technology is crucial to our understanding of human evolution worldwide, providing insight into the capabilities of our earliest ancestors. Current models focus on the evidence from Africa and Europe, potentially marginalising the importance of eastern Asia in the global development of early human stone technology. This impacts how nations and communities in our region interpret themselves to the world and reduces the impetus of innovative research on this subject. The proposal aims to establish detailed comparisons between Southeast Asian and 'Western' technologies, providing a suitable framework through which current preconceptions can be more rigorously assessed.

Funding Amount $280,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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