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72,000

  1. Aboriginal and Papuan ancestors leave Africa, reaching the supercontinent of 'Sahul' that originally united Tasmania, Australia and New Guinea around 50,000 years ago.

73,000

  1. Upper range for the age of teeth found at Lida Ajer cave in the Padang Highlands of Sumatra, Indonesia, supporting the dominant theory that Homo sapiens migrated from Africa around 100,000 years ago and then spread through Asia, reaching also Australia.

8,000

  1. The Torres Strait Islands are formed when the land bridge between Australia and New Guinea is submerged by rising seas.

  2. Earliest visible evidence of Aboriginal belief connected with the rainbow Serpent. This becomes the longest continuing belief in the world.

80,000

  1. Possible age of artefacts found at the Madjedbebe rock shelter, Kakadu National Park (NT) in 2017 .

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[1] 'World-first genome study reveals rich history of Aboriginal Australians', ABC News 22/9/2016
[2] ''We've found the missing 20,000 years': crucial piece in human migration puzzle', SMH 20/8/2017
[3] 'Australian dig finds evidence of Aboriginal habitation up to 80,000 years ago', The Guardian Australia, 20/7/2017

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Korff, J 2022, Timeline results for , <https://www.creativespirits.info/aboriginalculture/timeline/searchResults?page=58>, retrieved 12 August 2022

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