Dating of modern human skulls from Northern Laos

  • Kira 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
    CountryAustralia
    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
    PersonsKira 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
    CountryUnited States
    Date21/08/12
    DescriptionThe researchers found skull fragments that date to 63,000 years ago
    PersonsKira Westaway
  • TitleModern humans moved out of Africa 20000 yrs earlier than believed
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletTruthDive.com
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited 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
    PersonsKira 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
    CountryAustralia
    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
    PersonsKira Westaway
  • TitleSkulls from 'Cave of the Monkeys' are oldest modern humans in Asia
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletFox News
    Media typeWeb
    CountryUnited 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/
    PersonsKira Westaway
  • TitleEarliest human evidence in Southeast Asia
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletABC Science
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    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
    PersonsKira 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
    CountryUnited 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-…
    PersonsKira Westaway
  • Title63,000-Year-Old Modern Human Skull Found in Laos
    Degree of recognitionNational
    Media name/outletSci-News.com
    Media typeWeb
    CountryAustralia
    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
    PersonsKira Westaway