A 40,000 year-old human occupation site at Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea

@article{Groube1986A4Y,
  title={A 40,000 year-old human occupation site at Huon Peninsula, Papua New Guinea},
  author={Les Groube and John T Chappell and John Muke and David Price},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1986},
  volume={324},
  pages={453-455}
}
The geographical position of the island of New Guinea suggests that it may have been an early staging post in the Pleistocene settlement of Australia from the Indonesia–Indochina region. Previous data have not supported this, as archaeological sites 35,000 to 40,000 years old occur in southern Australia1,2, whereas the earliest previously known in Papua New Guinea is 26,000 years old3–5. We now report evidence that the north coast of Papua New Guinea was occupied at least 40,000 years ago… CONTINUE READING

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