archaeology

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  • A GIF with a changing map representing changes to the Earth's landscape as time progresses

Humans changed global environment earlier than previously thought

Ben Marwick, senior data science fellow, is the co-author on new research published in Science using crowdsourced archaeology research. The paper, titled “Archaeological assessment reveals Earth’s early transformation through land use” illustrates that the global impacts on Earth by humans in prehistory go back earlier than previous estimates. The research, “pushes back the onset and […]

August 29th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |
  • Ben Marwick explaining to visitors. 2012 season. Picture by Dominic O’Brien. Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation 2015

Interview with archaeologist Ben Marwick

By Robin Brooks

The pioneering archaeology work of Ben Marwick, data science fellow and member of the eScience Institute Steering Committee, has resulted in several high-profile publications and garnered lots of media attention. His paper “Human occupation of northern Australia by 65,000 years ago” was published in Nature, and “sets a new minimum age for the arrival […]