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Growth of human population in Australia, 1000-10,000 years BP

@article{Nurzynski2013GrowthOH,
  title={Growth of human population in Australia, 1000-10,000 years BP},
  author={Ron W. Nielsen aka Jan Nurzynski},
  journal={arXiv: Populations and Evolution},
  year={2013}
}
Close analysis of the published interpretation of the number of rock-shelter sites in Australia provides further evidence that there was no intensification in the growth of human population between 1000 and 10,000 years BP. An alternative way of determining the time-dependent distribution of the size of human population between 1000 and 10,000 years BP is discussed. 
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