We mapped the ‘super-highways’ the First Australians used to cross the ancient land

Crabtree, Stefani, Williams, Alan, Bradshaw, Corey, White, Devin, Saltré, Frédérik, and Ulm, Sean (2021) We mapped the ‘super-highways’ the First Australians used to cross the ancient land. The Conversation, 30 April 2021.

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Abstract

There are many hypotheses about where the Indigenous ancestors first settled in Australia tens of thousands of years ago, but evidence is scarce. Few archaeological sites date to these early times. Sea levels were much lower and Australia was connected to New Guinea and Tasmania in a land known as Sahul that was 30% bigger than Australia is today. Our latest research advances our knowledge about the most likely routes those early Australians travelled as they peopled this giant continent.

Item ID: 67976
Item Type: Article (Commentary)
ISSN: 2201-5639
Funders: Australian Research Council
Projects and Grants: ARC Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage (CE170100015)
Date Deposited: 06 May 2021 06:22
FoR Codes: 43 HISTORY, HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 4301 Archaeology > 430101 Archaeological science @ 50%
45 INDIGENOUS STUDIES > 4501 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture, language and history > 450101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander archaeology @ 50%
SEO Codes: 13 CULTURE AND SOCIETY > 1307 Understanding past societies > 130703 Understanding Australia’s past @ 100%
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