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Palaeoanthropology

Of humans, dogs and tiny tools

Genomic data hint at the possibility of human migration from India to Australia 4,230 years ago. However, the inference that these humans took along their dogs and tools is difficult to reconcile with previous reports.

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Figure 1: Sahul Shelf cousins.

PETER BROWN

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Brown, P. Of humans, dogs and tiny tools. Nature 494, 316–317 (2013). https://doi.org/10.1038/494316a

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