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DID THE MAN CONQUER AUSTRALIA 60,000 YEARS AGO OR 100,000 YEARS AGO?

Dr Christopher Stringer, paleoanthropologist of the Natural History Museum of London, supports that Homo Sapiens attained Australia, is not specified the zone, leaving from Africa, and that he would have arrived migrating along the coast.
The income in Australia is dated to 60,000 years ago, as deduced from skeletal remains found in the burials.
We add that, in the books of years ' 60, that many of us have in their library, to the man of Australia they do not assign more than 10,000 years, and therefore we enjoy of this boom of discoveries.
Prof. Alexander Marschack, in a short note in the web, speaks about an anatomically modern man, with artistic activity (" Rock Art and ochre, in northwestern Australia "), between 75.000 and 100.000 years ago (Fullagar ET Al., 1996).
If the attribution is correct, Australia has the primacy for the engravings on cliff.
We do not know nothing about the paleolithic lithic sculpture, that is if in Australia has been made, or not. In any case, we have no news about it .
At the moment, it cannot not even be asserted if the men that produced Rock Art have been the ancestors of the present australian Aboriginals .It is probable that the migrations in Australia have taken place at vorious times.

Source:English text, in , the Dallas Morning News,Science without photography, 05/08/2000.





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