Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago

  title={Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago},
  author={Cynthia Clarkson and Z. Jacobs and B. Marwick and R. Fullagar and L. Wallis and M. Smith and R. G. Roberts and E. Hayes and Kelsey M. Lowe and Xavier Carah and S. Florin and J. McNeil and Delyth cox and L. Arnold and Q. Hua and J. Huntley and H. Brand and Tiina Manne and A. Fairbairn and J. Shulmeister and L. Lyle and Makiah Salinas and M. Page and K. Connell and Gayoung Park and K. Norman and Tessa Murphy and C. Pardoe},
  • Cynthia Clarkson, Z. Jacobs, +25 authors C. Pardoe
  • Published 2017
  • Medicine
  • Nature
  • The time of arrival of people in Australia is an unresolved question. It is relevant to debates about when modern humans first dispersed out of Africa and when their descendants incorporated genetic material from Neanderthals, Denisovans and possibly other hominins. Humans have also been implicated in the extinction of Australia’s megafauna. Here we report the results of new excavations conducted at Madjedbebe, a rock shelter in northern Australia. Artefacts in primary depositional context are… CONTINUE READING
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