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

Dan Barnes (
Thu, 26 Sep 1996 16:36:44 GMT

In article <>, says...
>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]
Try sci.anthropology.paleo and the Origins of Humankind site.