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Late Pleistocene Humans used Rice in Sri Lanka: Phytolith Investigation of the Deposits at Fahien Rock Shelter

Premathilake, R and Hunt, CO (2017) Late Pleistocene Humans used Rice in Sri Lanka: Phytolith Investigation of the Deposits at Fahien Rock Shelter. Global Journal of Human-Social Science, 17 (2). pp. 19-29. ISSN 2249-460x

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Abstract

Phytolith (microscopic plant silicate bodies) evidence suggests that anatomically modern humans lived at Fahien rock shelterin the south-western Sri Lanka in tensively used wild rice species (e.g. Oryza cf. nivara) in association with lowland rain forests from 48.35ka (48,350 calyrs BP). The intensive use of wild rice could be a local innovation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Fa Hien rock shelter; sediment; stratigraphy; phytoliths; rice; Sri Lanka
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Global Journals Incorporated
Date Deposited: 11 Jun 2018 10:32
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2018 10:32
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8825

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