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Age constraints on Pleistocene megafauna at Tight Entrance Cave in southwestern Australia

Ayliffe, Linda; Prideaux, Gavin; Bird, Michael; Grun, Rainer; Roberts, Richard; Gully, Grant; Jones, Rhys; Fifield, L Keith; Cresswell, Richard

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A well-stratified succession of fossiliferous sediments occurs in Tight Entrance Cave, southwestern Australia. These infill deposits contain the remains of megafauna and have accumulated intermittently since the Middle Pleistocene: >137, 137-119 and 50-29 ka, according to the results of14C, U-Th, ESR and OSL dating techniques. Megafaunal species richness was highest in the latest part of the penultimate glacial maximum and during the subsequent last interglacial (137-119 ka), but remains are...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/54277
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2008.07.008

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