ARC Future Fellowships - Grant ID: FT160100450 [ 2017-06-30 - 2021-06-29 ]

Research Grant

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Researchers: A/Prof Julien Louys (Future Fellowship)

Brief description Sumatra’s role in ancient human movements and evolution. This project aims to test whether humans moving through Southeast Asia used a savannah corridor, facilitating their migrations into Sumatra and Java, and examine the effect of rainforests on human movements and evolution. This will be accomplished by examining ecological proxies from vertebrate remains found in established and newly identified fossil sites in Sumatra. These results are expected to provide a new understanding of the environmental context of human evolution in Asia, and identify routes ancient people took as they moved south through Asia and into Australia.

Funding Amount $652,000

Funding Scheme ARC Future Fellowships

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