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The expansion of later Acheulean hominins into the Arabian Peninsula. / Scerri, Eleanor M.L.; Shipton, Ceri; Clark-Balzan, Laine; Frouin, Marine; Schwenninger, Jean Luc; Groucutt, Huw S.; Breeze, Paul S.; Parton, Ash; Blinkhorn, James; Drake, Nick A.; Jennings, Richard; Cuthbertson, Patrick; Omari, Abdulaziz Al; Alsharekh, Abdullah M.; Petraglia, Michael D.

In: Scientific Reports, Vol. 8, No. 1, 17165, 01.12.2018.

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Scerri, EML, Shipton, C, Clark-Balzan, L, Frouin, M, Schwenninger, JL, Groucutt, HS, Breeze, PS, Parton, A, Blinkhorn, J, Drake, NA, Jennings, R, Cuthbertson, P, Omari, AA, Alsharekh, AM & Petraglia, MD 2018, 'The expansion of later Acheulean hominins into the Arabian Peninsula', Scientific Reports, vol. 8, no. 1, 17165. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35242-5

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Scerri, E. M. L., Shipton, C., Clark-Balzan, L., Frouin, M., Schwenninger, J. L., Groucutt, H. S., Breeze, P. S., Parton, A., Blinkhorn, J., Drake, N. A., Jennings, R., Cuthbertson, P., Omari, A. A., Alsharekh, A. M., & Petraglia, M. D. (2018). The expansion of later Acheulean hominins into the Arabian Peninsula. Scientific Reports, 8(1), [17165]. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35242-5

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Scerri EML, Shipton C, Clark-Balzan L, Frouin M, Schwenninger JL, Groucutt HS et al. The expansion of later Acheulean hominins into the Arabian Peninsula. Scientific Reports. 2018 Dec 1;8(1). 17165. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-35242-5

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Scerri, Eleanor M.L. ; Shipton, Ceri ; Clark-Balzan, Laine ; Frouin, Marine ; Schwenninger, Jean Luc ; Groucutt, Huw S. ; Breeze, Paul S. ; Parton, Ash ; Blinkhorn, James ; Drake, Nick A. ; Jennings, Richard ; Cuthbertson, Patrick ; Omari, Abdulaziz Al ; Alsharekh, Abdullah M. ; Petraglia, Michael D. / The expansion of later Acheulean hominins into the Arabian Peninsula. In: Scientific Reports. 2018 ; Vol. 8, No. 1.

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