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Alan Turner, Laura Bishop, Sarah Elton, Angela Lamb, Hannah O'Regan (2007) Palaeoinformatic approach to the context of the earliest human dispersals (PACED) [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] https://doi.org/10.5284/1000256
The PACED project aimed to provide a context for the current theories of hominin migration out of Africa between 3.0-0.5Ma (million years ago). Although there are relatively few sites from this period with fossil human remains (also known as hominins or hominids) there are many more sites with non-hominin mammalian faunas in Africa, Asia and Europe. For example, there are perhaps 15 sites with hominin remains in Eurasia between 2.0-0.5Ma, whilst there are estimated to be some 800 faunal sites. Studying hominins as part of the mammalian fauna is quite an unusual approach, and one which looks at them as animals with requirements such as food, water and particular landscape attributes that they have in common with other creatures. This project was deliberately large scale and geographically wide ranging to get the broadest possible view of Pliocene and Pleistocene terrestrial mammal movements.