STATES CHRONICLE – An extraordinary discovery was made in Australia, unveiling an old human colony. A man who was wandering around, in search of a toilet, has revealed this spectacular breakthrough. Giles Hamm, who is a doctoral student at La Trobe University and consultant archaeologist, has argued that he teamed up with local Adnyamathanha elder Clifford Coulthard to develop a survey of Flinders Ranges, an area from South Australia.
Cliff needed to find a toilet, so he ventured up a river stream and discovered some rock art. After conducting a study searching the area, they revealed a settlement of an old human colony situated there approximately 49,000 years ago. The roof of the place where the human colony used to live was all black, suggesting that they lighted fires inside to keep them warm.
There were found 4,300 human artifacts, hafted tools and some bones of a yellow-footed wallaby. The region was known as Warratyi. During the development of the research, other dwellings were also found there. Scientists who revealed the rest of the settlements did not even realize the significant importance of the discoveries.
This extraordinary team has worked in that area, on that particular site for nine years. Along these years, they managed to gather a lot of valuable evidence about human living there in the past. One of the proofs attested the fact that people were not to be blamed for the megafauna’s extinction.
All these breakthroughs have demonstrated that people living in the past migrated across the whole continent. The oldest human dwelling dated back 38,000 years ago and testified this idea. The settlement was discovered in western central Australia.
The detailed research was recently published in the Nature magazine. Hamm has claimed that it is remarkable what amazing things he and his colleague unveiled. He also argued that this is the southernmost oldest dwelling of a human colony ever discovered in Australia. In the southwestern part of the continent, there was also uncovered another site.
This territory has demonstrated that all the dwellings which are still standing represent that people used to move very often from a location to another in the interior of the continent. This particular shelter found by Hamm and his friend was situated at a distance of 550 km from Adelaide.
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