The bone readers: atoms, genes and the politics of Australia's deep past.
Crows Nest: Allen and Unwin, 2009.
Octavo, paperback, 256 pp. colour photographs.
Who were the first humans to settle in Australia? How old are the Bradshaw rock paintings? Who killed the megafauna? Eminent scientists set the record straight for readers puzzled by the myriad of claims and counterclaims about Australia's prehistory, arguing that many popular theories are based on misinterpretation or outright distortion of scientific evidence.