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Mungo "walls of china"

Lake Mungo:


In the outback of NSW; it's on the shore of this "lake" that the "Mungo man" was found: when there was actually a lake there, people lived on its shore. The "Mungo man" is the oldest known human in Australia...and dating (yep, C14 dating, not the other dating...) is still quite controversial (40 000...or 68 000 years?) but testifies of a continuous occupation of this land by Aborigines since this time:


These eroded sand formations ("touristically" designed as "the walls of China") were the dunes on the edge of the lake.



Le lac Mungo, dans l’outback (interieur) du NSW, c’est sur les bords de ce lac que les restes de “l’homme de Mungo” (l’equivalent local de notre Lucy) ont ete trouves. Ce sont les restes humains les plus anciens connus en Australie (mais la datation n’est toujours pas sure: 40 000 a 68 000 ans), ils temoignent d’une occupation continue de ces lieux par les aborigines depuis cette époque.

Ces formations erodees sont appellees “ les murailles de Chine”, ce sont les dunes “fossiles” qui etaient au bord du lac…quand il y avait encore de l’eau.


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Uploaded on May 7, 2006