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Where Sea Was Once Land: Underwater Aboriginal Sites in Australia

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Genomic studies have revealed that Aboriginal Australians are the oldest known civilisation on Earth, having diverged from Eurasians 57,000 years ago following a single exodus from Africa around 75,000 years ago.

A group of Australian researchers has found the first underwater Aboriginal archaeological sites off the north-western coast of the country.

One of the sites contained artefacts that are at least 7,000 years old, while the second held only one artefact, but it was 8,500 years old. Many of the items had marine life growing on them, but the team was able to identify a number of worked stone tools, including two possible grinding stones.

According to scientists, the Australian coast once extended 100 miles farther out to sea than it does now.

© Photo : Deep History of Sea Country ProjectAboriginal artefacts on the continental shelf reveal ancient submerged cultural landscapes in northwest Australia.
Aboriginal artefacts on the continental shelf reveal ancient submerged cultural landscapes in northwest Australia. - Sputnik International
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Aboriginal artefacts on the continental shelf reveal ancient submerged cultural landscapes in northwest Australia.
© REUTERS / Deep History of Sea Country Project & Flinders University, Maritime Archaeology ProgramA general view of the area where researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University discovered underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years, when the seabed was dry land, in Australia, 2019.
A general view of the area where researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University discovered underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years, when the seabed was dry land, in Australia, 2019. - Sputnik International
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A general view of the area where researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University discovered underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years, when the seabed was dry land, in Australia, 2019.
© Photo : Deep History of Sea Country ProjectScientists sent divers to explore possible locations of underwater Aboriginal sites.
Scientists sent divers to explore possible locations of underwater Aboriginal sites. - Sputnik International
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Scientists sent divers to explore possible locations of underwater Aboriginal sites.
© REUTERS / Deep History of Sea Country Project & Flinders University, Maritime Archaeology ProgramResearchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University working on discovering underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years when the seabed was dry land, in the Dampier Archipelago in Australia, 2019.
Researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University working on discovering underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years when the seabed was dry land, in the Dampier Archipelago in Australia, 2019. - Sputnik International
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Researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University working on discovering underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years when the seabed was dry land, in the Dampier Archipelago in Australia, 2019.
© REUTERS / Deep History of Sea Country Project & Flinders University, Maritime Archaeology ProgramResearchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University working on discovering underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years when the seabed was dry land, in the Dampier Archipelago in Australia, 2019.
Researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University working on discovering underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years when the seabed was dry land, in the Dampier Archipelago in Australia, 2019. - Sputnik International
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Researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University working on discovering underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years when the seabed was dry land, in the Dampier Archipelago in Australia, 2019.
© REUTERS / Deep History of Sea Country Project & Flinders University, Maritime Archaeology ProgramA general view of the area where researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University discovered underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years, when the seabed was dry land, in Australia, 2019.
A general view of the area where researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University discovered underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years, when the seabed was dry land, in Australia, 2019. - Sputnik International
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A general view of the area where researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University discovered underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years, when the seabed was dry land, in Australia, 2019.
© REUTERS / Deep History of Sea Country Project & Flinders University, Maritime Archaeology ProgramUnderwater artefacts dating back thousands of years when the seabed was dry land, found by researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University, are seen in this undated hand-out picture taken from a video.
Underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years when the seabed was dry land, found by researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University, are seen in this undated hand-out picture taken from a video. - Sputnik International
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Underwater artefacts dating back thousands of years when the seabed was dry land, found by researchers from Flinders University, the University of Western Australia, and James Cook University, are seen in this undated hand-out picture taken from a video.
© REUTERS / Deep History of Sea Country Project & Flinders University, Maritime Archaeology ProgramDivers searching for underwater artefacts that date back thousands of years when the seabed was dry land, in the Dampier Archipelago in Australia, 2019.
Divers searching for underwater artefacts that date back thousands of years when the seabed was dry land, in the Dampier Archipelago in Australia, 2019. - Sputnik International
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Divers searching for underwater artefacts that date back thousands of years when the seabed was dry land, in the Dampier Archipelago in Australia, 2019.
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