Kakadu find confirms earliest Australian occupation

25 Jul 2017

Professor Jamie Shulmeister of The University of Queensland’s School of Earth and Environmental Sciences is co-author of a Nature study which has demonstrated human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago.

This is much longer than the 47,000 years believed by some archaeologists.

The discovery, by a team of archaeologists and dating specialists led by Associate Professor Chris Clarkson from UQ’s School of Social Science, has been detailed in the Nature journal.

Read the original study on the Nature website. Read the UQ news story.

Jamie’s main research theme is on the paleoclimatology of the Western Pacific Basin. He has worked extensively in Northern Australia, New Zealand, Timor and in the Antarctic on the Late Quaternary climate history of these areas.