chapter  7
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Aboriginal fossil hominids: evolution and migrations

ByPhillip J. Habgood

The earliest evidence for human occupation of Sahul, the combined landmass of Australia, New Guinea, and Tasmania, is at least 40 000 BP (Groube et al. 1986, Jones 1989, Nanson et al. 1987, Pearce & Barbetti 1981, White & Habgood 1985, White & O’Connell 1982). The sites in question (Huon, Upper Swan, Lake Mungo, Keilor, and Cranebrook Terrace) are located in the northeastern, southwestern, and southeastern parts of the continent

Figure 7.1 Map of Sahul showing maximum low sea level and major late Pleistocene sites.