How to get a 100,000 year record of environmental change

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How to get a 100,000 year record of environmental change

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This filmclip shows researchers from James Cook University and Charles Darwin University's Research Institute for the Environment and Livelihoods (RIEL) on a recent field trip out to Arnhem Land.

The field trip was part of an Australia Research Council-funded project which has been obtaining long sedimentary records from infilled sinkholes in the Northern Territory to help answer fundamental questions surrounding past environmental change, megafaunal extinction and early human occupation of Australia. The project is led by JCU's Professor Michael Bird (who initially uploaded this video), and the team includes RIEL's own Professor Mike Lawes and Associate Professor Lindsay Hutley. You can also check out the front page feature on the project in the Weekend Australian and these fantastic photos courtesy of Lindsay Hutley.

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