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Life and times of Beringian biota from luminescence and radiocarbon dating of sedimentary DNA: chronologies for palaeoenvironmental and archaeological archives [ 2005-01-01 - 2009-06-30 ]

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP0558446]

Researchers: Dr Richard Roberts (Chief Investigator) Dr Richard Bailey (Partner Investigator) Dr Thomas Higham (Partner Investigator) Dr Christopher Ramsey (Partner Investigator) Dr Eske Willerslev (Partner Investigator)

Brief description Life and times of Beringian biota from luminescence and radiocarbon dating of sedimentary DNA: chronologies for palaeoenvironmental and archaeological archives. This study will yield important new data on the time of entry of humans into a previously uninhabited continent (North America) and the record of subsequent human-environment interactions. The same broad issues apply to Australia, so understanding the sequence and causes of events in Beringia will provide insights into human disruption of the Australian ecosystem. The development of improved techniques in palaeogenetics and geochronology will benefit researchers worldwide, increase the capacity for commercial services, and enhance Australia's international standing in cutting edge science. We will train high-quality graduate students and create new collaborative initiatives and opportunities for research, exchange, training and education.

Funding Amount $490,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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Prof Allan Chivas

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