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Reply to Brook et al: No empirical evidence for human overkill of megafauna in Sahul

Archer, M.; Mooney, S; Wroe, Steve; Field, Judith; Grayson, Donald; Price, Gilbert; Webb, Gregory; Louys, Julien; Davidson, Iain


We welcome comments by Brook et al. (1), supporters of human-driven models, on our review of the role of climate in Pleistocene faunal extinctions in Sahul (Pleistocene Australia–New Guinea) (2). In response, we begin on a point of agreement: the fossil fauna record on which our respective arguments are based is sparse, although our understanding of Pleistocene environmental conditions is improving (3⇓–5). However, we also flag a basic point of difference. Unlike Brook et al., who focus on the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Commentary
DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1310440110
Access Rights: Open Access


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