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A continental narrative: Human settlement patterns and Australian climate change over the last 35,000 years

Williams, Alan; Veth, Peter; Steffen, Will; Ulm, Sean; Turney, Chris S M; Reeves, Jessica M.; Phipps, Steven J; Smith, Mike


Drawing on the recent synthesis of Australian palaeoclimate by the OZ-INTIMATE group (Reeves etal., 2013a), we consider the effects of climate systems on past human settlement patterns and inferred demography. We use 5044 radiocarbon dates from ~1750 archaeological sites to develop regional time-series curves for different regions defined in the OZ-INTIMATE compilation as the temperate, tropics, interior and Southern Ocean sectors to explore human-climate relationships in Australia over the...[Show more]

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Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary Science Reviews
DOI: 10.1016/j.quascirev.2015.06.018


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