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  • Ancient Australia Not Written In Stone

    06/25/2008 10:00:10 AM PDT · by blam · 14 replies · 819+ views
    ABC Science ^ | 6-25-2008 | Fran Molloy
    Ancient Australia not written in stone Has the life of Australia's Aborigines remained unchanged for 45,000 years? A new approach to archaeology challenges us to rethink prehistory. By Fran Molloy Some archaeologists argue that physical remnants such as this chert knife found in Djadjiling in WA give a more accurate view of life in ancient Australia than re-interpreting post-European contact history. (Source: Ho New/Reuters) Aboriginal people are thought to have inhabited the Australian continent for around 45,000 years before European contact, and are frequently cited as the oldest continuous living culture on Earth. However, written records of their lives exist...
  • New Report On First Death By Spearing In Australia (4,000 Years Ago)

    12/12/2007 11:16:19 AM PST · by blam · 28 replies · 456+ views
    Australian National University (ANU) ^ | 12-11-2007 | Australian National University (ANU)
    Tuesday 11 December 2007New report on first death by spearing in Australia A new report led by an ANU archaeologist on the first evidence of death by spearing in Australia has been published in the prestigious British journal Antiquity. The paper outlines the collaborative detective work that took place following the discovery of the skeletal remains of an Aboriginal male in the Sydney suburb of Narrabeen during excavations for gas works in 2005. A number of stone tools, interpreted as spear barbs, were also discovered at the site. Lead author Dr Jo McDonald from the Research School of Humanities at...
  • Dig Uncovers Ancient Desert Dwellers (Australia)

    11/01/2007 1:35:49 PM PDT · by blam · 9 replies · 112+ views
    Science Alert ^ | 11-2-2007
    Dig uncovers ancient desert dwellers Friday, 02 November 2007 University of New England New archaeological evidence, published in October in the journal Australian Aboriginal Studies, reveals that Aboriginal people visited the Watarrka Plateau, south-west of Alice Springs, 13,000 years ago. Archaeologists Dr June Ross from the University of New England and Dr Mike Smith from the National Museum of Australia were dropped by helicopter on the Watarrka Plateau as part of a survey of rock art in the Watarrka (Kings Canyon) National Park. "The new finds were unexpected," said Dr Ross (who is pictured here at the Watarrka site). "We...
  • Aborigines Came Out Of Africa, Study Shows

    05/07/2007 7:17:22 PM PDT · by blam · 42 replies · 1,659+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 5-8-2007 | Roger Highfield
    Aborigines came out of Africa, study shows By Roger Highfield, Science Editor Last Updated: 2:24am BST 08/05/2007 Australia's Aborigines were formed from a single group of migrants who left Africa about 55,000 years ago, DNA evidence suggests. Once there the settlers evolved in relative isolation, developing genetic characteristics not found anywhere else and leading to unusual fossil finds that threatened the "out of Africa" hypothesis of human origins. DNA tests show that Aborigines did not develop separately but were part of the migration from Africa 55,000 years ago However, research published today confirms that all modern humans stem from a...