Megafauna at Keilor and the timing of their extinction

12th November 2013

Megafauna metatarsals from various sites (published in Australian Archaeology 53:20).

Megafauna metatarsals from various sites (published in Australian Archaeology 53:20).

Jacqui Duncan

Introduction*

The Keilor archaeological area is located approximately 16 km northwest of Melbourne near the confluence of Dry Creek and the Maribymong River (Figure 1). In 1940 a human cranium was discovered in the locality and later the area was excavated by Alexander Gallus and teams from the Victoria Archaeological Survey and La Trobe University (Bosler 1975; Mulvaney 1998). This paper details the results of a faunal analysis conducted on materials recovered from the later excavation (Duncan 1998). Its focus is the lower stratigraphic layers known as the D-Clay and the underlying Older Dry Creek Alluvium (ODCA).

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Duncan, J.
Megafauna at Keilor and the timing of their extinction
2001
53
16–22
Article
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