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Man and megafauna in Tasmania: Closing the gap

Gillespie, Richard; Camens, Aaron B.; Worthy, Trevor H; Rawlence, Nicolas J.; Reid, Craig; Bertuch, Fiona; Levchenko, Vladimir; Cooper, Alan

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Recent discussion on the late Pleistocene extinction of the Australian megafauna has revolved around interpretation of several key fossil sites in Tasmania. It has been suggested that humans did not arrive in Tasmania until after the megafauna became extinct, or did not hunt now extinct megafauna, and therefore that humans cannot be implicated in the extinctions. Radiocarbon results from these sites indicate that the youngest extinct megafauna are close to charcoal ages from the oldest...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/66219
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2012.01.013

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