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The former continental land- masses of the Sunda Shelf and Sahul Shelf in
Southeast Asia were separated at the close of the Pleistocene as sea levels rose.
These areas were dry during the Riss and Wiirm glaciations and provided a ...
Japan has yielded a sapiens specimen in the fossil record taken from Aichiken, in
Honshu, in 1958, but the date can only be specified as upper Pleistocene. In
1921 a skull with Negrito or Pygmy features was reported from an alluvial deposit
Elsewhere in eastern and southern Asia, the chopper-chopping tool tradition
persisted until the close of the Pleistocene (c. 10,000 BP). In Burma, in the vicinity
of the Irrawaddy River, a silicified wood or tuff was manufactured into choppers
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