Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago

  title={Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago},
  author={Chris Clarkson and Zenobia Jacobs and Ben Marwick and Richard Fullagar and Lynley A. Wallis and Mike Smith and Richard G. Roberts and Elspeth Hayes and Kelsey M. Lowe and Xavier Carah and S. Anna Florin and Jessica-Louise McNeil and Delyth cox and Lee J. Arnold and Quan Hua and Jillian Huntley and Helen E.A. Brand and Tiina Manne and Andrew S. Fairbairn and James Shulmeister and Lindsey Lyle and M. Pauly Salinas and Mara Page and Kate Connell and Gayoung Park and Kasih Norman and Tessa Murphy and Colin Pardoe},
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… 
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