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Australia’s earliest modern humans

The remarkable new evidence from Madjedbebe¬†in northern Australia contributes to our ever-expanding scientific notebook about Australia’s earliest modern humans. The research raises fascinating points about how long ago the first humans arrived in Australia, how long these people existed with megafauna, and the overlap between modern humans and Neanderthals. Let’s […]

Optically Stimulated Luminescence dating

CABAH’s Professor Zenobia Jacobs specialises in Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating, a technique that can date objects further back than radio carbon dating, which is limited to around 50,000 years. Put simply, OSL dating techniques gives us an estimate of the time since mineral grains were last exposed to sunlight. […]