Dating of modern human skulls from Northern Laos

  • KE Westaway

  • Fabrice Demeter
  • Anne Marie Bacon
  • Philippe Duringer
  • Jean Luc Ponche

    Press/Media: Research

    Period21 Aug 2012

    Media contributions

    8

    Media contributions

    • TitleModern' skull up to 63,000 years old
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletThe Australian
      Media typePrint
      Country/TerritoryAustralia
      Date21/08/12
      DescriptionAN ancient skull found in northern Laos suggests fully modern
      people had settled in mainland Southeast Asia as early as
      60,000 years ago and probably contributed to the population of
      Australia.
      Producer/AuthorLeigh Dayton
      PersonsKE Westaway, Fabrice Demeter, Anne Marie Bacon, Philippe Duringer, Jean Luc Ponche
    • TitleLao skull earliest example of modern human fossil in Southeast Asia
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletPhysOrg.com
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited States
      Date21/08/12
      DescriptionThe researchers found skull fragments that date to 63,000 years ago
      PersonsKE Westaway
    • TitleModern humans moved out of Africa 20000 yrs earlier than believed
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletTruthDive.com
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited States
      Date21/08/12
      DescriptionResearchers have described an ancient skull recovered from a cave in the Annamite Mountains in northern Laos as the oldest modern human fossil found in Southeast Asia, pushing back the clock
      on modern human migration
      Producer/AuthorSaravanan Jawahar
      URLruthdive.com/2012/08/21/oldest-human-bones-unearthed-in-southeast-asia.html
      PersonsKE Westaway
    • TitleOld skulls
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletABC 702 Sydney (ABC 666 Canberra (Canberra), ABC Central Coast (Erina), ABC Central West NSW (Orange), ABC Coffs Coast (Coffs Harbour), ABC Illawarra (Wollongong), ABC New England North West (Tamworth), ABC Newcastle (Newcastle), ABC North Coast NSW (Lismore), ABC Riverina (Wagga Wagga), ABC South East NSW (Bega), ABC Upper Hunter (Muswellbrook), ABC Western Plains NSW (Dubbo)
      Media typeRadio
      Country/TerritoryAustralia
      Date21/08/12
      DescriptionKnight talks to Dr Kira Westaway, Geochronologist, Macquarie University. Knight says she's been part of a team that's made several amazing discoveries in southeast asia. Knight says they've recently discovered a very old skull in Laos. Westaway discusses the the ancient movements of homo sapiens and their discovery.
      Producer/AuthorMs Susan Atkinson
      PersonsKE Westaway
    • TitleSkulls from 'Cave of the Monkeys' are oldest modern humans in Asia
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletFox News
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited States
      Date21/08/12
      DescriptionNewfound pieces of human skull from "the Cave of the Monkeys" in Laos are the earliest skeletal evidence yet that humans once had an ancient, rapid migration to Asia.
      Anatomically modern humans first arose about 200,000 years ago in Africa. When and how our lineage then dispersed out of Africa has long proven controversial
      Producer/AuthorCharles Choi
      URLwww.foxnews.com/scitech/2012/08/21/oldest-bones-from-modern-humans-in-asia-discovered/
      PersonsKE Westaway
    • TitleEarliest human evidence in Southeast Asia
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletABC Science
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryAustralia
      Date21/08/12
      DescriptionSoutheast Asian find Parts of a skull found in a cave in Laos
      are the earliest skeletal evidence for modern human
      occupation in Southeast Asia, report researchers.
      The findings, made by an international team, are published
      today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
      Producer/AuthorRachael Sullivan
      URLwww.abc.net.au/science/articles/2012/08/21/3571657.htm
      PersonsKE Westaway
    • TitleEarliest 'completely modern' skull which dates back 50 millennia suggests we left Africa 20,000 years earlier than expected Skull
      Degree of recognitionInternational
      Media name/outletDaily Mail UK
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
      Date21/08/12
      DescriptionAn ancient skull unearthed in Laos has reset the clock of human migration to southern Asia back 20,000 years. The skull, found in a cave in the Annamite mountains, has been dated to between 46,000 and 63,000 years old - and appears to be the remains of an anatomically modern human being. The discovery suggests that the first modern humans to leave Africa spread around the world much earlier than was previously thought.
      Producer/AuthorEddie Wrenn
      URLdailymail.co.uk/…/Earliest-completely-modern-skull-dates-50-millennia-suggests-left-Africa-20-000-…
      PersonsKE Westaway
    • Title63,000-Year-Old Modern Human Skull Found in Laos
      Degree of recognitionNational
      Media name/outletSci-News.com
      Media typeWeb
      Country/TerritoryAustralia
      Date21/08/12
      DescriptionThe skull pushes back the clock on modern human migration through the region by as much as 20,000 years and
      indicates that ancient humans out of Africa left the coast and inhabited diverse habitats much earlier than previously
      appreciated. The scientists, who found the skull in 2009, were likely the first to dig for ancient bones in Laos since the early 1900s, when a team found 16,000-year-old skulls and skeletons of several modern humans in another cave in the Annamite
      Mountains.
      Producer/AuthorJohn Shanks
      URLwww.sci-news.com/othersciences/anthropology/article00538.html
      PersonsKE Westaway