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Electron spin resonance dating of South Australian megafauna sites

Grun, Rainer; Wells, Roderick; Eggins, Stephen; Spooner, Nigel; Aubert, Maxime; Brown, Leanne; Rhodes, Edward


In recent years, there has been much debate about the timing of the Late Pleistocene extinction of the Australian megafauna. Some studies postulated a rapid, continental-wide extinction at around 46 000 years ago and that the arrival of humans in Australia, rather than climatic fluctuations, was the main cause for the demise of the megafauna. We have applied electron spin resonance (ESR) dating to a series of teeth from megafauna sites in South Australia, where young ages were expected. During...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Earth Sciences
DOI: 10.1080/08120090802097419


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