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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jun 2017 11:46 a.m. PST

… on Coast 50,000 years ago.

"The findings provided unique evidence for the early and successful adaptation of Aboriginal people to both coastal and desert landscapes of Australia," said lead author Professor Peter Veth, from the University of Western Australia.

Located on the northwestern coast of Barrow Island, Boodie Cave is optimally positioned near the edge of the Australian continental shelf. For most periods of lower sea level this cave would have been within the foraging range of the Pleistocene coastline.

Barrow Island was connected to the mainland for the duration of Pleistocene and early Holocene, eventually becoming a super-island connected to the Montebello Islands by an isthmus. This was drowned and the islands became a far flung archipelago after the Ice Age…"
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