Humans Occupied Tibetan Plateau Thousands of Years Earlier than Previously Thought (image) American Association for the Advancement of Science Share Print E-Mail Caption A handprint image taken in 2006. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the Jan. 6, 2017, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by M.C. Meyer at University of Innsbruck in Innsbruck, Austria, and colleagues was titled, "Permanent human occupation of the central Tibetan Plateau in the early Holocene." Credit Mark Aldenderfer Usage Restrictions Please cite the owner of the material when publishing. This material may be freely used by reporters as part of news coverage, with proper attribution. Non-reporters must contact Science for permission. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.