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Sat May 20, 2017, 09:57 PM

Artifacts Reveal Aboriginal Life On Australian Coast Existed Some 50,000 Years Ago

20 May 2017, 1:28 pm EDT By Athena Chan Tech Times

Researchers found new evidence of Aboriginal occupation in a cave in northwestern Australia, and their findings date back the earliest Australian occupation to about 50,000 years ago. The international team of researchers from various universities unearthed evidence showing the adaptation means of the earliest inhabitants of the coast.

Boodie Cave On Barrow Island

Barrow Island on the northwest shelf of Australia is a limestone continental island. It is the focus of the Barrow Island Archaeology Project (BIAP) that was formed to answer the many different questions regarding the earliest human occupation on the island.

In this particular study, researchers focused on Boodie Cave, where they found a significant amount of cultural deposits. This large amount of deposits showed how the cave was likely used by its earliest human inhabitants, as well as the longest sequence of dietary remains from any Australian site.

With the help of four international dating laboratories, researchers were able to shed some light into how the cave was used for the past 50,000 years, as its human inhabitants adapted to the climate and landscape.

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