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"We got nothing younger than 46,000 years right across the country for all the different species," says Melbourne University's Dr Richard Roberts, lead author of a report on the work in today's Science.
This is at least 20,000 years before the last ice age, but around 10,000 years after the best estimate of when humans first appeared in Australia.
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“Even now, at the start of the twenty-first century for all our advances we still haven’t eliminated the scourge of war…Previous attempts to date the fossilised remains of the animals had used the radiocarbon technique, which is unreliable beyond about 40,000 years.The new work, which used a combination of optical and thorium/uranium dating methods, consistently places the creatures' demise at between 40,000 and 51,000 years ago, with 46,400 years ago the best estimate.Humans, not climate change, caused the large-scale extinction of Australia's giant mammals and birds around 46,000 years ago, according to an international team of researchers.The incriminating evidence comes from two new techniques used to date sediments bearing the remains of the so-called megafauna at 28 sites across the continent.