Movements of Aboriginal populations using combined genetic and archaeological data

Movements of Aboriginal populations using combined genetic and archaeological data

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‘This is a great podcast about how the Aboriginal people passed on the memory of the sea levels rising at the end of the last ice age.

www.abc.net.au/radio/pro…

Edit for my future reference: Given the importance of living by the ocean for access to food etc. I wonder how much of Aboriginal culture has been lost a few kms off the coast’–Sys32768

Aboriginal Languages of Australia [the Tindale Map] - published in 1974 by Norman B Tindale, it took 50 years to complete, and obliterated the idea that Australia was Terra Nullius (‘No Mans Land’)

Aboriginal Languages of Australia [the Tindale Map] - published in 1974 by Norman B Tindale, it took 50 years to complete, and obliterated the idea that Australia was Terra Nullius (‘No Mans Land’)

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‘Imagine the knowledge this country has lost due to lack of respect for Aboriginal people. You don’t survive 40-65,000 years in a country like this without a few good ideas.

Also consider how they got here well before other cultures started navigating around the seas. They either had to set off with a large number of people and “hope” to find something or someone found something, went back, got more people and then returned’–adventofcodeaddict

Water catchments of Australia

Water catchments of Australia

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‘This is incredible. I love the way there are so many large catchment areas in the east of the continent however once you get in to the west it is all broken up into tiny sections … Tiny?! Some of those catchment areas are still the size of Belgium … Thank you kind sir for using my country as a measuring reference … For some reason, unknown to me, us Aussies use Belgium a lot when referring to the size of portions of Australia. I don’t get it, but that just happens … Belgium is probably the most well known, culturally significant country that’s extremely small.

It’s a good benchmark. Everyone knows about Singapore but everyone also knows that it’s basically just a city. Not everyone knows about Luxembourg and Lichtenstein.

But Belgium was a coloniser, and went to war with other European countries. It’s a big deal, so it feels meaningful to say “we’re so massive you could fit Belgium into one of our cattle stations”.’