An ancient story of change and adaptation

An ancient story of change and adaptation

Aerial view of the Pike River tributary. Credit: Ian Moffat, Flinders University

Archaeologists are continuing to unravel the complex history of Australia’s Aboriginal people, the world’s oldest civilisation.

A new study shows they have occupied South Australia’s Riverland region for 29,000 years – since before the Last Glacial Maximum – which is 22,000 more than previously thought.

It also offers insights into how the first Australians adapted to periods of dramatic environmental change, given the uniquely fluctuating, unpredictable nature of this section of the River Murray.


Published by Cosmos.

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