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Out of Asia

Credit: Jamie Tufrey

Credit: Jamie Tufrey

By Sue O’Connor

The discovery of ancient fish hooks and the bones of offshore fish species reveals that the people living to the north of Australia more than 50,000 years ago had the maritime skills and equipment necessary to reach Australia.

Sue O’Connor is Professor of Archaeology and Natural History at The Australian National University.

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