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Archaeology

Footsteps in time

Lake Mungo is home to the earliest modern human remains found in Australia, and possibly the world. Mungo Man had been buried and covered with red ochre. Mungo Lady was cremated more than 40,000 years ago. It is also one of the richest fossil footprint sites ever found.

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  • Imprint of a human footprint in hardened clay.
    Footprint
  • Black and white photograph of three men working in a pit in a desert scene. Two men pull on ropes supporting a metal structure where a third man stands with a trowel in his extended right arm.
    Archaeologist John Mulvaney
  • Colour photograph of a brown vinyl suitcase with the lid partially open. It has reinforced corners, a worn handle and two metal clasps at the front.
    Suitcase

 

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