Prehistory of Australia
By John Mulvaney & Johan Kamminga.1999. Prehistory of Australia is recognised today for its significance in global prehistory and why so many of its archaeological places have merited World Heritage listing. The authors evaluate the dating evidence upon which Australia's human story began before 1788 is reconstructed. They review diverse topics, such as the controversy about the time people first arrived on the continent's northern coast, the extinction of marsupial megafauna and the diversity of Aboriginal rock art.