Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago

  title={Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago},
  author={C. Clarkson and Z. Jacobs and B. Marwick and R. Fullagar and L. Wallis and Mike Smith and R. Roberts and E. Hayes and Kelsey M. Lowe and Xavier Carah and S. Florin and Jessica-Louise McNeil and Delyth cox and L. Arnold and Q. Hua and J. Huntley and H. E. Brand and Tiina Manne and Andrew S Fairbairn and J. Shulmeister and Lindsey Lyle and M. Salinas and Mara Page and K. Connell and Gayoung Park and Kasih Norman and Tessa Murphy and C. 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… Expand
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