Australia occupied earlier than thought (176,000 years ago)

Stewart Mac Intyre (
Mon, 23 Sep 1996 17:16:35 GMT

Picked up on this over the weekend, does anyone know of any further
information on this? References, publications general comments?

"Boulders have been found in Western Australia, suggesting humans may
have lived there up to 176,000 years ago - three times longer than
previously thought."

"Scientists have described the find, in tropical woodlands of the
Kimberley Plateau, as similar to Stonehenge. The find could back
theories that modern humans beings originated in Asia. The rocks
feature thousands of circular engravings. Artefacts, like stone
tools and paint pigment, have also been found. "

[Source: BBC News]

Stewart Mac Intyre :-)