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Glass spearhead found on Australian island

A spearhead made of green glass has been found on the Australian prison island of Rottnest. A bright green glass spearhead believed to have been made by Aboriginal prisoners on Rottnest Island 100 years ago has been discovered by students during a university excursion. Professor Len Collard from The University of Western

50,000-year-old Aboriginal artifacts found in Australia

Human artifacts dating back 50,000 years have been found in a cave on Western Australia’s Barrow Island. “This pushes back the age of occupation from the previous and more conservative limit of 47,000 years ago,” said lead archaeologist Peter Veth. “Even older dates are entirely plausible.” The researchers said the site contained

Aboriginal artifacts found in Australian park

Aboriginal spear barbs and other blades and flakes have been found at the future site of a playground in Sydney. Archaeologist Jillian Comber said many of the artefacts found during the past two weeks were thousands of years old and included back blades and flaking, which is the remnants of stone

45,000-year-old artifacts found in Australian cave

Artifacts have been found at the Ganga Maya Cave in Western Australia date that back more than 45,000 years. Asked if the cave could be the site of the earliest human settlement, she said: “We have only got the one date and I would prefer to get other dates before I

1,000-year-old projectile points and pottery found in Ontario

Archaeologists working on the banks of the Puce River in Ontario have found a collection of aboriginal items which date back 1,000 years. The artifacts that initially were found were projectile heads, or arrowheads, as well as clay pottery,” said Essex County’s engineering contracts manager Peter Bziuk. “There were fragments of pottery

Australia’s Aboriginals undergo genome sequencing

A 90-year-old tuft of hair has been used to generate the first complete genome of an Australian Aboriginal, revealing some interesting findings. He, and perhaps all Aboriginal Australians, the genome indicates, descend from the first humans to venture far beyond Africa more than 60,000 years ago, and thousands of years before

Aboriginal artifacts found at bottom of lake

Traces of an aboriginal presence have been found at the bottom of a lake in Ontario, Canada. Led by researcher Lisa Sonnenburg of McMaster University in Hamilton, Ont., the team took sediment samples from a shallow section of Rice Lake -a popular summer vacation spot northeast of Toronto -where prehistoric First

10,000-year-old Aboriginal remains found

An Aboriginal burial site has turned up remains that are 10,000 years old, although the site itself may be much older. "Scientists had previously dated part of these ancient watercourses to 25 thousand years ago, when that part of the Lachlan River, now extinct, was flourishing with water," Mr Purcell said. "Who