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Additional AMS radiocarbon dates for Wet Cave and the timing of megafaunal extinctions in the Naracoorte region of South Australia

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posted on 2023-05-22, 03:42 authored by Pate, FD, Matthew McDowellMatthew McDowell, Wells, RT, Smith, AM

Previously published AMS radiocarbon ages for charcoal obtained from a stratigraphic profile at Wet Cave (5U10), Naracoorte World Heritage Area, southeastern South Australia (Pate et al. 2002), suggested that a range of megafauna disappeared from the site by ca. 45,000 years ago. The Wet Cave radiocarbon chronology provided additional data to support claims for a continentwide extinction of megafauna in Australia by about 46,000 years ago (See Miller et al. 1999, 2005; Roberts et al. 2001, Johnson & Prideaux 2004, Johnson 2005).

Here we report an additional eight AMS radiocarbon ages for charcoal from the same stratigraphic sequence at Wet Cave in order to provide other researchers with access to the expanded dataset.

History

Publication title

Alcheringa

Volume

30

Issue

S1

Pagination

277-279

ISSN

0311-5518

Department/School

School of Natural Sciences

Publisher

Geological Society Australia Inc

Place of publication

701 Wynyard House, 301 George Street, Sydney, Australia, Nsw, 2000

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