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Artefacts of animal bone and charcoal recently found at the Ganga Maya cave site in the WA's Pilbara region and analysed through carbon-dating techniques
indicate use of the cave may date from more than 45,000 years ago.
These early dates make the site a contender for one of a few of the earliest known for people in Australia.
There are more caves in the area yet to be explored by archaeologists.


Read more here; http://www.smh.com.au/national/archaeological-cave-dig-unearths-artefacts-from-45000-years-ago-20140614-zs7wd.html
Yes I read this just this morning, very interesting. Thanks for posting.
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Adam Brumm says: "We have uncovered archaeological evidence for an ancient population of 'Ice Age' hunter-gatherers that inhabited Leang Burung 2 rock-shelter around 50,000 years ago. This early 'culture', so far as it can be discerned from stone tools and associated faunal remains, is strikingly different to that of the modern human foragers who were creating sophisticated cave art in nearby sites by 40,000 years ago, perhaps suggesting the first inhabitants of this site may not only have been members of a different culture but also a distinct human species."

Read more at: https://phys.org/news/2018-04-humans-occupied-indonesian-site-leang.html#jCp
 

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Evidence of ancient feast unearthed near Pilbara mining site
"The guys have just uncovered an ancient campfire that, given the depth below the surface and the relationship with the stones around it, we think is potentially around 20,000 years old,"
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-24/evidence-ancient-feast-unearthed-pilbara-mining-site/9788878

and....

"National Archaeology Week aims to increase public awareness of Australian archaeology and the work of Australian archaeologists both at home and abroad, and to promote the importance of protecting Australia’s unique archaeological heritage. Held in the third week of May, this exciting nationwide program of events and activities will include public lectures, seminars, exhibits, demonstration excavations and displays. Check out your state for events in your local area."
http://www.archaeologyweek.com/
 

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Evidence of ancient feast unearthed near Pilbara mining site
"The guys have just uncovered an ancient campfire that, given the depth below the surface and the relationship with the stones around it, we think is potentially around 20,000 years old,"
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-24/evidence-ancient-feast-unearthed-pilbara-mining-site/9788878

and....

"National Archaeology Week aims to increase public awareness of Australian archaeology and the work of Australian archaeologists both at home and abroad, and to promote the importance of protecting Australia’s unique archaeological heritage. Held in the third week of May, this exciting nationwide program of events and activities will include public lectures, seminars, exhibits, demonstration excavations and displays. Check out your state for events in your local area."
http://www.archaeologyweek.com/
Excellent post as usual, thank you.
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Evidence of ancient feast unearthed near Pilbara mining site
"The guys have just uncovered an ancient campfire that, given the depth below the surface and the relationship with the stones around it, we think is potentially around 20,000 years old,"
http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-24/evidence-ancient-feast-unearthed-pilbara-mining-site/9788878

and....

"National Archaeology Week aims to increase public awareness of Australian archaeology and the work of Australian archaeologists both at home and abroad, and to promote the importance of protecting Australia’s unique archaeological heritage. Held in the third week of May, this exciting nationwide program of events and activities will include public lectures, seminars, exhibits, demonstration excavations and displays. Check out your state for events in your local area."
http://www.archaeologyweek.com/
Thanks for another great post.


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