Terminal Pleistocene and Early Holocene Human Occupation in the Rainforests of East Kalimantan

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Abstract

This paper presents results of archaeological excavations at two rock shelters and a cave in the Berau region of East Kalimantan. The investigations produced significant new evidence for the occupation of tropical rainforest environments along the Upper Birang River by human foragers from at least the end of the Last Glacial Period. The substantial bone assemblages, human burials and material culture recovered during excavation have provided important insights into modes of subsistence, burial traditions and technological innovations from the terminal Pleistocene through the Holocene. The observed patterns in human cultural and ideological behaviour correspond well with evidence from elsewhere in Borneo and across Island Southeast Asia.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew Perspectives in Southeast Asian and Pacific Prehistory
PublisherTerra Australis
Pages97-125
Number of pages28
ISBN (Print)9781760460952
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017

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