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Mid-Pleistocene cave fills, megafaunal remains and climate change at Naracoorte, South Australia: towards a predictive model using U-Th dating of speleothems

Moriarty, K; McCulloch, Malcolm; McDowell, Matthew


The limestone caves of the Naracoorte region in South Australia contain extensive deposits of megafauna-rich sediments and intercalated cave formation (speleothems). High-precision thermal ionisation mass spectrometry (TIMS) U/Th dating of flowstones directly associated with several large deposits reveals a distinct cyclicity in the timing of sediment and flowstone depositional events in the Naracoorte caves. This pattern parallels a cyclical alternation of 'Wet Phases', and intervening periods...[Show more]

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Date published: 2000
Type: Journal article
Source: Palaeogeography, Palaeoclimatology, Palaeoecology
DOI: 10.1016/S0031-0182(00)00036-5


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