News and Views J. M. Bowler J. W. Magee School of Earth Sciences, University of Melbourne, Parkville, Victoria 3052, Australia. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Department of Geology, The Faculties, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia. E-mail: email@example.com Journal of Human Evolution (2000) 38, 719726 doi:10.1006/jhev.1999.0397 Available online at http://www.idealibrary.com on Introduction The discovery in 1969 and 1974 of ancient human skeletal remains at Lake Mungo in the Willandra Lakes system (Figure 1) opened a new window into the already expanding field of Australian archaeology (Bowler et al., 1970, 1972). Amongst those discoveries, the relevance of the articulated skeleton Lake Mungo 3 (LM3, Bowler & Thorne, 1976) with more recently obtained age estimates of 42 to 45 ka (Bowler, 1998; Oyston, 1996) is of major significance. Recent efforts by Thorne et al. (1999) to extend the chronology of that important site, while commendable in intent, are lacking in systematic treatment of the evidence. For this complex, laboratory-based dating to be successful, the data must be compatible with external field evidence. Unless this can be demonstrated and the limitations of data credibility critically understood, the conclusions drawn may be erroneous. We examine here the validity of the dates reported by Thorne
Journal of Human Evolution – Elsevier
Published: May 1, 2000
It’s your single place to instantly
discover and read the research
that matters to you.
Enjoy affordable access to
over 18 million articles from more than
15,000 peer-reviewed journals.
All for just $49/month
Query the DeepDyve database, plus search all of PubMed and Google Scholar seamlessly
Save any article or search result from DeepDyve, PubMed, and Google Scholar... all in one place.
Get unlimited, online access to over 18 million full-text articles from more than 15,000 scientific journals.
Read from thousands of the leading scholarly journals from SpringerNature, Elsevier, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford University Press and more.
All the latest content is available, no embargo periods.
“Hi guys, I cannot tell you how much I love this resource. Incredible. I really believe you've hit the nail on the head with this site in regards to solving the research-purchase issue.”Daniel C.
“Whoa! It’s like Spotify but for academic articles.”@Phil_Robichaud
“I must say, @deepdyve is a fabulous solution to the independent researcher's problem of #access to #information.”@deepthiw
“My last article couldn't be possible without the platform @deepdyve that makes journal papers cheaper.”@JoseServera