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Liang Bua Sector VII, 5.9 m depth and Sector XI, Spit 58A (Pleistocene of Indonesia)

Where: East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia (8.5° S, 120.4° E: paleocoordinates 8.5° S, 120.4° E)

• coordinate stated in text

• small collection-level geographic resolution

When: Late/Upper Pleistocene (0.1 - 0.0 Ma)

• multiple thermoluminescence (TL) and infrared stimulated luminescence (IRSL) dates bracket the hominid level at between 35 +/- 4 and 14 +/- 2 kyr, and 14C ages associated with it are centered at 18 kyr

• bed-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: cave; brown, silty claystone

• "dark brown silty clay"

Size class: macrofossils

Collection methods: quarrying,

• Sectors VII and XI are adjacent, and parts of the type skeleton were found in each

Primary reference: M. J. Morwood, R. P. Soejono, R. G. Roberts, T. Sutikna, C. S. M. Turney, K. E. Westaway, W. J. Rink, J.-x. Zhao, G. D. Bergh, Rokus Awe Due, D. R. Hobbs, M. W. Moore, M. I. Bird and L. K. Fifield. 2004. Archaeology and age of a new hominin from Flores in eastern Indonesia. Nature 431:1087-1091 [J. Alroy/J. Alroy] more details

Purpose of describing collection: archaeological analysis

PaleoDB collection 68055: authorized by John Alroy, entered by John Alroy on 30.12.2006

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