New ages for human occupation and climatic change at Lake Mungo, Australia

  title={New ages for human occupation and climatic change at Lake Mungo, Australia},
  author={J. Bowler and H. Johnston and J. Olley and J. Prescott and R. Roberts and Wilfred Shawcross and N. Spooner},
  • J. Bowler, H. Johnston, +4 authors N. Spooner
  • Published 2003
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • Australia's oldest human remains, found at Lake Mungo, include the world's oldest ritual ochre burial (Mungo III) and the first recorded cremation (Mungo I). Until now, the importance of these finds has been constrained by limited chronologies and palaeoenvironmental information. Mungo III, the source of the world's oldest human mitochondrial DNA, has been variously estimated at 30 thousand years (kyr) old, 42–45 kyr old and 62 ± 6 kyr old, while radiocarbon estimates placed the Mungo I… CONTINUE READING
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