Dating south australians
It contains some of the oldest human remains outside Africa — including Mungo Man and Mungo Woman dating back 42,000 years."The morphology of Mungo Man is very similar to the first Australians of today," Dr Westaway said."We have some of the earliest evidence of first Australians in Arnhem Land 55,000 years ago."Dr Westaway said there was no archaeological, DNA, or human paleontological evidence to suggest there were people here prior to the first Australians.
Archaeologists claimed these paintings were produced by a different race.Indeed, the same questions as those asked in the 19th century by scientists, such as the British comparative anatomist Sir Richard Owen and the Prussian scientist and explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, remain: were people responsible for their demise or was it climate change?Our new research, published in the latest Quaternary Science Reviews journal, shows that early humans to Australian lived alongside some of the megafauna for many thousands of years before the animals became extinct.One species in particular, the giant flightless bird are considered by leading palaeontologists to perhaps be from a much smaller megapode.