Establishing an AMS C-dated chronology for fossil faunas from Colosseum Cave, Mt Etna region, central eastern Queensland (2009)

Abstract:
Knowledge of prehistoric records of climate change provide unique and critical information about how such events impacted upon, and shaped, our terrestrial ecosystems. Our proposed study focuses on the use of multidisciplinary dating methods, including AMS C dating, to develop a reliable geochronologically-constrained palaeoecological model for an important late Quaternary faunal site from Queensland. An AMS C dating program is essential for understanding the timing and rate of local faunal changes to long-term environmental impacts in the region during the last 40ka; ie, the focus timescale of this proposal. Our project meets AINSE's selection criteria A, B, and F.
Grant type:
Australian Institute of Nuclear Science and Engineering
Researchers:
  • Snr Lecturer in Palaeontology
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Faculty of Science
  • Professor
    School of Earth and Environmental Sciences
    Faculty of Science
Funded by:
Australian Institute Nuclear Science and Engineering