Prehistoric Man at Lake Mungo, Australia, by 32,000 years BP

  title={Prehistoric Man at Lake Mungo, Australia, by 32,000 years BP},
  author={Michael Barbetti and Harry Allen},
ALTHOUGH abundant evidence exists for human occupation of Africa and Eurasia for tens of thousands of years, man has often been considered a late-comer to the Australian continent. Archaeological investigations in Australia are now providing evidence of man between twenty and thirty thousand years ago, and one source is the long transverse dunes (lunettes) surrounding many ancient lakes of inland south-eastern Australia. During the Late Pleistocene the fresh waters of the lakes attracted early… Expand
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