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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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  1. Curtis W. Marean is at the Institute of Human Origins, School of Human Evolution and Social Change, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona 85287, USA, and in the Centre for Coastal Palaeoscience, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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