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A cautionary tale from down under: Dating the Black Creek Swamp megafauna site on Kangaroo Island, South Australia

Grun, Rainer; Eggins, Stephen; Wells, Roderick; Rhodes, Edward; Bestland, Erick; Spooner, Nigel; Ayling, Bridget; Forbes, M; McCulloch, Malcolm

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The extinction of the Australian megafauna is presently one of the most hotly contested debates in Australian Quaternary sciences. [Roberts et al., 2001. U-series and ESR analyses of bones and teeth relating to the human burials from Skhul. Journal of Human Evolution. 49, 316-334.] proposed contentiously that the megafauna went extinct within a short time period somewhere in the range of 39,000-52,000 years ago. Being tucked away at the continental fringe, Kangaroo Island offers an ideal refuge...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/27956
Source: Quaternary Geochronology
DOI: 10.1016/j.quageo.2006.05.029

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