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Early signs of human presence in Australia

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It emerges that people reached Australia earlier than was thought. This finding casts light on the technology used by the travellers, and their possible interactions with animal species that became extinct. See Article p.306

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Figure 1: The optically stimulated luminescence dating technique.
Figure 2: Excavation at Madjedbebe, Australia.

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Marean, C. Early signs of human presence in Australia. Nature 547, 285–286 (2017). https://doi.org/10.1038/547285a

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