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Is there a Pleistocene archaeological site at Cuddie Springs?

Gillespie, Richard; Brook, Barry William


The juxtaposition of stone tools, charcoal and bones at Cuddie Springs has been used to support claims that people were butchering now-extinct animals, and grinding seeds about 30,000 BP. Statistical analysis of dates for the site shows significant sediment disturbance, and the anomalous presence of hair residues in the absence of bone collagen suggests that bones and stone tools are not the same age. We argue that the published studies on the Cuddie Springs claypan deposits do not show a...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania


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