Further Radiocarbon Dates from Cave Bay Cave, Hunter Island, North-West Tasmania
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Man's presence in Tasmania during the Pleistocene was recently demonstrated by a radiocarbon date of 18,550 + 600 BP from Cave Bay Cave, Hunter Island. Further excavation was carried out at this site during January and February of this year, and more radiocarbon dates are to hand. The archaeological sequence suggested before has been considerably clarified, and the new dates extend the antiquity of man in the region by some 4,000 years.