Comments on the chronology of Madjedbebe

@article{Wood2017CommentsOT,
  title={Comments on the chronology of Madjedbebe},
  author={Rachel Wood},
  journal={Australian Archaeology},
  year={2017},
  volume={83},
  pages={172 - 174}
}
  • R. Wood
  • Published 2 September 2017
  • Psychology
  • Australian Archaeology
With human occupation claimed to date beyond 50 ka, the chronology of human occupation at Madjedbebe has been key to discussions over modern human migration out of Africa and into Australia. However, while the chronology has been extensively debated since the 1990s, the debate had reached a stalemate. The new excavation and geochronological work described by Clarkson et al. (2017) aimed to break this stalemate. This paper and its supplementary information (Clarkson et al. 2017) report much more… 
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