Curtis Marean

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Curtis W. Marean is a professor of archaeology at Arizona State University.[1]

In a 2010 article in Scientific American, Marean explained how anatomically modern humans survived the MIS 6 glacial stage 195-123 thousand years ago, a period during which the human population was limited to only a few hundreds breeding individuals. During this period, sea levels dropped more than a hundred meters and the sloping South African Agulhas Bank was transformed into a plain on which humans could survive on shellfish and wash-ups from the sea.[2]

He is currently the associate director of the Institute of Human Origins in Tempe, Arizona.[3]

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  1. ^ Firth, Niall (July 2010). "Humans survived ice age by sheltering in 'Garden of Eden', claim scientists". The Daily Mail. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  2. ^ Marean, Curtis W. (August 2010). "When the Sea Saved Humanity". Scientific American. Retrieved 2 March 2015.
  3. ^ "Institute Of Human Origins".

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