Over the past half century, Australia has experienced a ‘time revolution’ with Indigenous history pushed back into the dizzying expanse of deep time. The latest discovery reminds us that science, like history, essay on human brain an ongoing inquiry. Friday essay: when did Australia’s human history begin? Friday essay: when did Australia’s human history begin?
Fossilised ancient human footprints at the Mungo National Park. How are we to engage with a history that spans 65,000 years? Lynette Russell receives funding from the Australian Research Council. Richard ‘Bert’ Roberts receives funding from the Australian Research Council. Billy Griffiths does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. The Conversation UK receives funding from Hefce, Hefcw, SAGE, SFC, RCUK, The Nuffield Foundation, The Ogden Trust, The Royal Society, The Wellcome Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Alliance for Useful Evidence, as well as sixty five university members.
Republish our articles for free, online or in print, under Creative Commons licence. Australian history back to 65,000 years ago. It is the latest development in a time revolution that has gripped the nation over the past half century. In the 1950s, it was widely believed that the first Australians had arrived on this continent only a few thousand years earlier. In the decades since, Indigenous history has been pushed back into the dizzying expanse of deep time.