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Exploring the relationship between Aboriginal population indices and fire in Australia over the last 20,000 years

Williams, Alan; Mooney, Scott; Sisson, Scott A.; Marlon, Jennifer


The extent of prehistoric human impact on the environment is a contentious topic in various palaeo-environmental sciences. The long history of humans in Australia and its extensive fire-prone biota makes this continent a key research area for better characterization of prehistoric human-fire interactions. Here we use statistically robust cross-correlation of archaeological radiocarbon data (n. =. 4102 ages from 1616 sites) and a new synthesis of charcoal records (n. =. 155 sites) to test for...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
DOI: 10.1016/j.palaeo.2015.04.030


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