Dating the colonization of Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea): a review of recent research

@article{Oconnell2004DatingTC,
  title={Dating the colonization of Sahul (Pleistocene Australia-New Guinea): a review of recent research},
  author={J. O'connell and J. Allen},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={31},
  pages={835-853}
}
  • J. O'connell, J. Allen
  • Published 2004
  • History
  • Journal of Archaeological Science
  • Abstract The date for the initial colonization of Sahul is a key benchmark in human history and the topic of a long-running debate. Most analysts favor either a 40,000 BP or 60,000 BP arrival time, though some have proposed a much earlier date. Here we review data from more than 30 archaeological sites with basal ages >20,000 years reported since 1993, giving special attention to five sites with purported ages >45,000 years. We conclude that while the continent was probably occupied by 42–45… CONTINUE READING
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