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Perhaps though, the most notable of the many finds made at this site, was the discovery and authentication of fossilized human remains, in the form of Mungo Man (also referred to as WLH3, LM3).
Bowler recounts that the initial excavation phase took place following a survey he “conducted of the stratigraphy and Quaternary geology of dry lakes in western New South Wales, [during which he] …
The debate is not strictly scientific, however, because it impacts on the broader understanding of the evolutionary theater of early human cultures, the fate of contemporary global biodiversity, and the rights of indigenous hunters (4, 6, 7).
Debate about the possible cause of the extinction has continued for over 150 yr (3–5), stimulated by new fossil finds, dating techniques, and modes of analysis.The vanishing of megafauna was thought to have occurred thousands of years preceding human arrival, clearing them from any involvement. Closing the gap between humans and megafauna Using a technique called radiocarbon dating and a rethink on what samples are used, scientists carrying out the investigative work at Lucas Heights came up with a new set of theories.Radiocarbon dating uses the amount of Carbon 14 available in living creatures as a measuring stick.Since the first initial surveys of the area a number of important finds have been uncovered at this site.These include, food debris, artefacts, and fire places, all well preserved in the shore clay and sands around the lake area.