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Fish otolith geochemistry, environmental conditions and human occupation at Lake Mungo, Australia

Long, Kelsie; Stern, Nicola; Williams, Ian; Kinsley, Leslie; Wood, Rachel; Sporcic, Katarina; Smith, Tegan; Fallon, Stewart; Kokkonen, Harri; Moffat, Ian; Grun, Rainer

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Fish otoliths from the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area (south-western New South Wales, Australia) have been analysed for oxygen isotopes and trace elements using in situ techniques, and dated by radiocarbon. The study focused on the lunettes of Lake Mungo, an overflow lake that only filled during flooding events and emptied by evaporation, and Lake Mulurulu, which was part of the running Willandra Creek system. Samples were collected from two different contexts: from hearths directly...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/69132
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2014.01.012

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