Early human occupation of southeastern Australia: New insights from 40Ar/39Ar dating of young volcanoes

  title={Early human occupation of southeastern Australia: New insights from 40Ar/39Ar dating of young volcanoes},
  author={Erin L. Matchan and David Phillips and Fred Jourdan and Korien Oostingh},
In Australia, the onset of human occupation (≥65 ka?) and dispersion across the continent are the subjects of intense debate and are critical to understanding global human migration routes. New-generation multi-collector mass spectrometers capable of high-precision 40Ar/39Ar dating of young (<500 ka) samples provide unprecedented opportunities to improve temporal constraints of archaeological events. In southeastern Australia, a novel approach to improving understanding of occupation involves… 
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