Re: Origin of circumcision

Les and Carol Hiddins (
21 Nov 95 11:47:57 -0800

Ref your BBS on Circumscision ..... yes Australian Aboriginals
do/have in the past practiced this, but ..... the area where it
happened is restricted to the central desert areas of the continent
as you mention. So the real question is as far as Australia is
concerned, how did the practice get to the inland areas of the
continent but not take hold on the coastal areas? I would be
interested in what you have to say on this matter as I am currently
researching the possibility that perhaps Australian Aboriginal people
had pre 1788 contact.