OCTOPUS Database v.2: The SahulArch OSL collection (v.2)

Project title

OCTOPUS Database v.2


Database of published optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages for archaeological records from Sahul. Sample locations were obfuscated within a radius of 25 km and spatial data includes sample locations as circular polygons. The data uses the WGS84/Pseudo-Mercator (EPSG: 3857) projected coordinate reference system. Sample metadata is comprehensive and includes bibliographic, contextual, and sample preparation and measurement related information.


ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CABAH)

Publication year


Collection period

1990 - 2022

Extent of Data

Sahul (mainland Australia, Tasmania, New Guinea, and neighbouring islands)

Software Required

Web browser + any desktop GIS

FoR codes (2020)

370905 Quaternary environments, 430103 Archaeology of Australia (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander)

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Contact details

Email: codilean@uow.edu.au Phone: 02 4221 3426 Address: Building 41, SMAH/SEALS University of Wollongong, NSW, 2522