Australia’s First People: Oldest Sites and Early Culture

Christopher J Clarkson, Kasih Norman, Susan O'Connor, Jane Balme, Peter Veth, Ceri Shipton

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    Abstract

    Mainland Australia was connected to New Guinea and Tasmania at various times throughout the Pleistocene and formed the supercontinent of Sahul. Sahul contains some of the earliest known archaeological evidence for Homo sapiens outside of Africa, with a growing record of early complex social, technological, and artistic life. Here we present an overview of the oldest known sites in Australia along with key evidence pertaining to the dynamic cultures of early Aboriginal peoples. We review debates surrounding the age of
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Oxford Handbook of the Archaeology of Indigenous Australia and New Guinea
    EditorsIan J. McNiven and Bruno David
    Place of PublicationEngland
    PublisherOxford Uniting Press
    Pages1-20
    Volume1
    ISBN (Print)9780190095611
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2022

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