Australian aboriginal dating

17-Sep-2016 04:53

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Often found to over and underlie rock paintings and engravings, once characterised, recent advances I have made in the application of radiogenic dating techniques to these accretions, are providing the first opportunity to produce maximum, minimum and bracketing ages for the associated rock art.

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The newly published paper is the first extensive DNA study of Aboriginal Australians, according to the University of Cambridge.

“There may have been other migrations, but the evidence so far points to one exit event.” Around 50,000 years ago, the wave of migration reached Sahul, a prehistoric supercontinent composed of present-day Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea prior to their separation by rising sea levels 10,000 years ago.

At that time, according to the study’s authors, Aboriginal Australians became genetically isolated, making it the world’s oldest civilization.

The study also found that Aboriginal Australians and Papuans diverged from each other about 37,000 years ago, although the reason is unclear because the water separation between New Guinea and Australia had yet to be completed.

The researchers theorize the break could have been attributed to early flooding of the Carpentaria Basin that left Australia connected to New Guinea by only a narrow, impassable strip of land.

The newly published paper is the first extensive DNA study of Aboriginal Australians, according to the University of Cambridge.“There may have been other migrations, but the evidence so far points to one exit event.” Around 50,000 years ago, the wave of migration reached Sahul, a prehistoric supercontinent composed of present-day Australia, Tasmania and New Guinea prior to their separation by rising sea levels 10,000 years ago.At that time, according to the study’s authors, Aboriginal Australians became genetically isolated, making it the world’s oldest civilization.The study also found that Aboriginal Australians and Papuans diverged from each other about 37,000 years ago, although the reason is unclear because the water separation between New Guinea and Australia had yet to be completed.The researchers theorize the break could have been attributed to early flooding of the Carpentaria Basin that left Australia connected to New Guinea by only a narrow, impassable strip of land.A momentum of research is building in Australia's Kimberley region, buoyed by the increasing local and international interest in the rich cultural heritage associated with our first Australians.