Dating the events that define our humanity

Impact: Culture impacts, Environment impacts, Science impacts, Technology impacts

Description of impact

Understanding who we are and where we have come from is at the heart of the human consciousness and has a bearing on how we perceive ourselves.This research uses advanced dating techniques such as luminescence, uranium series and electron spin resonance dating to establish a precise timeline for human dispersal, occupation and evolution in Asia – the source area for our ancestors and a critical region for understanding the migrations of the first Australians. The application of these techniques has been a game changer in the field of Asian human evolution and has contributed to our present understanding of human dispersals enroute to Australia.
Impact date20062020
Category of impactCulture impacts, Environment impacts, Science impacts, Technology impacts
Impact levelAdoption