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65,000

  1. Age of an axe-grinding stone found at Aboriginal campsite Madjedbebe, within the Jabiluka uranium mining lease in Kakadu National Park, NT. The stone is considered to be the oldest confirmed evidence of the occupation of Australia (at the time of discovery in 2017), estimated to be 65,000 years old, 18,000 years older than previous evidence, thus "rewriting the history of Australia".

  2. A study, published in the Quaternary Science Reviews, estimates migration to the bridge of islands off north-west Australia occurred between about 50,000 and 65,000 years ago when the sea was 75 metres lower and the islands visible. Using wind and ocean current modelling, the experts also show that Aboriginal settlement is a result of large-scale migration by skilled maritime explorers and no accident.

68,000

  1. Estimated time of the arrival of Aboriginal people in Australia in 2008 .

72,000

  1. Aboriginal and Papuan ancestors leave Africa, reaching the supercontinent of 'Sahul' that originally united Tasmania, Australia and New Guinea around 50,000 years ago.

73,000

  1. Upper range for the age of teeth found at Lida Ajer cave in the Padang Highlands of Sumatra, Indonesia, supporting the dominant theory that Homo sapiens migrated from Africa around 100,000 years ago and then spread through Asia, reaching also Australia.

8,000

  1. Earliest visible evidence of Aboriginal belief connected with the rainbow Serpent. This becomes the longest continuing belief in the world.

  2. The Torres Strait Islands are formed when the land bridge between Australia and New Guinea is submerged by rising seas.

80,000

  1. Possible age of artefacts found at the Madjedbebe rock shelter, Kakadu National Park (NT) in 2017 .

References

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[1] 'Australia's oldest human technology emerges from 65,000 hidden years', SMH 20/7/2017
[2] 'Aboriginal settlement in Australia was planned migration: study', SMH 21/5/2018
[3] 'Owners fight to protect country', Koori Mail 424 p.10
[4] 'World-first genome study reveals rich history of Aboriginal Australians', ABC News 22/9/2016
[5] ''We've found the missing 20,000 years': crucial piece in human migration puzzle', SMH 20/8/2017
[6] 'Australian dig finds evidence of Aboriginal habitation up to 80,000 years ago', The Guardian Australia, 20/7/2017

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