Man in Australia: Present and Past
White, J P
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This article discusses the ethnographic and archaeological evidence for the existence of hunter-gatherer communities during the Pleistocene in Australia. The Aboriginal adaptation in the Australian continent, including Tasmania, has evolved over a long period of time - at least 30,000 years and possibly considerably longer. During that time both Aboriginal culture and the environment have undergone considerable change. Discoveries at Lake Mungo and Kow Swamp, with the associated fossil record, have contributed to these ongoing discussions.