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Hunter-gatherer response to late Holocene climatic variability in northern and central Australia

Williams, Alan; Ulm, Sean; Goodwin, Ian; Smith, Mike


Sum probability analysis of 1275 radiometric ages from 608 archaeological sites across northern and central Australia demonstrates a changing archaeological signature that can be closely correlated with climate variability over the last 2 ka. Results reveal a marked increase in archaeological records across northern and central Australia over the last 2 ka, with notable declines in western and northern Australia between ca. AD 700 and 1000 and post-AD 1500 - two periods broadly coeval with the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Quaternary Science
DOI: 10.1002/jqs.1416


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