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Population collapse in Congo rainforest from 400 CE urges reassessment of the Bantu Expansion

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Science Advances  12 Feb 2021:
Vol. 7, no. 7, eabd8352
DOI: 10.1126/sciadv.abd8352

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vol. 7 no. 7

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  • Received for publication July 15, 2020
  • Accepted for publication December 28, 2020
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  1. Dirk Seidensticker1,*,
  2. Wannes Hubau1,2,*,
  3. Dirk Verschuren3,
  4. Cesar Fortes-Lima4,
  5. Pierre de Maret5,
  6. Carina M. Schlebusch4,6,7 and
  7. Koen Bostoen1
  1. 1Department of Languages and Cultures, BantUGent—UGent Centre for Bantu Studies, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
  2. 2Royal Museum for Central Africa, Service of Wood Biology, Tervuren, Belgium.
  3. 3Department of Biology, Limnology Unit, Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium.
  4. 4Department of Organismal Biology, Human Evolution, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden.
  5. 5Faculté de Philosophie et Sciences sociales, Université libre de Bruxelles, Brussels, Belgium.
  6. 6Palaeo-Research Institute, University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, South Africa.
  7. 7SciLifeLab, Uppsala, Sweden.
  1. *Corresponding author. Email: dirk.seidensticker{at} (D.S.); wannes.hubau{at} (W.H.)


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