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Nuclear science helps prove earliest Aboriginal occupation in Australia

Scientists at the ANSTO's Centre for Accelerator Science and Australian Synchrotron were part of a team who have found new proof of the earliest occupation in Australia.


2000 year global temperature record based on environmental archives published.

A temperature record based on sediments from a lake in Tasmania collected by ANSTO environmental researcher Dr Krystyna Saunders is among the global, multiproxy dataset published by the Past Global Changes (PAGES) Consortium in Scientific Reports.