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More than 10,000 artefacts recovered at site, revealing new details about the first Australians
New evidence uncovered by a team of archaeologists and dating specialists shows Aboriginal people have been in Australia for at least 65,000 years — much longer than the 47,000 years argued by some archaeologists.
The findings have been published in Nature magazine this week. The new discoveries were found at Madjedbebe, a site on Mirarr land within the Jabiluka Mineral Lease near Kakadu National Park in the Northern Territory. The researchers worked in partnership with the Mirarr Traditional Owners under a landmark agreement with the Gundjeihmi Aboriginal Corporation (GAC).
The Mike Morwood Memorial Website
A dedicated website has been developed and will be used as a memorial to Mike and the legacy he has left. Visit Mike's memorial website.