Journal article

Early human occupation of southeastern Australia: New insights from Ar-40/Ar-39 dating of young volcanoes

Erin L Matchan, David Phillips, Fred Jourdan, Korien Oostingh

Geology | GEOLOGICAL SOC AMER, INC | Published : 2020


Awarded by Australian Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by Australian Research Council Discovery grant DP130100517 and a University of Melbourne McCoy Project Seed Grant. We thank the Gunditj Mirring Traditional Owners Aboriginal Corporation (Heywood, Australia) for discussions on Indigenous ecological knowledge, and I. Clark (Federation University, Victoria, Australia) for discussions on Indigenous place names of western Victoria. We also thank D. Henry (Museums Victoria, Australia) for field assistance. The Tower Hill sample was collected under the conditions of a DELWP (Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria, Australia) National Parks Research Permit. Thanks to S. Szczepanski and C. Mayers for technical assistance in the AuScope-supported University of Melbourne and Curtin University <SUP>40</SUP>Ar/<SUP>39</SUP>Ar dating laboratories, respectively. This work was significantly improved by constructive reviews from B. Jicha and E. Niespolo.