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Redating the onset of burning at Lynchs Crater (North Queensland): Implications for human settlement in Australia

Turney, C S M; Kershaw, Arnold Peter; Moss, Patrick; Bird, Michael; Fifield, L Keith; Cresswell, Richard; dos Santos, G; di Tada, M.; Hausladen, P.; Zhou, Youping

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Lynch's Crater preserves a continuous, high-resolution record of environmental changes in north Queensland. This record suggests a marked increase in burning that appears to be independent of any known major climatic boundaries. This increase is accompanied, or closely followed, by the virtually complete replacement of rainforest by sclerophyll vegetation. The absence of any major climatic shift associated with this increase in fire frequency therefore has been interpreted as a result of early...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2001
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/93108
Source: Journal of Quaternary Science
DOI: 10.1002/jqs.643

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