Dating the Mungo remains however would prove to be a long and controversial task.
From his studies of the lake's geology, Jim knew that Mungo Man had to be at least 30,000 years old, but dating undertaken in the late 90’s, which utilised data from uranium-thorium dating, electron spin resonance dating and optically stimulated luminescence, produced estimates of up to 62,000 years – that’s 40,000 earlier than when Australia’s first humans were thought to have arrived on the continent.
“The messages from the ancient Mungo people challenge us to come to terms with the history and dynamics of this strange land, especially with the rights and richness of their descendants. Photo credit: Wikimedia By April Holloway Is a Co-Owner Editor and Writer of Ancient-Origins She is also a guest writer on Epoch Times and i Spectrum Magazine She completed a Bachelor of Science Psychology degree and published research in the field of Educational Psychology She has has...
This paper aims to provide an overview concerning the optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) dating method and its applications for geomorphological research in France.
This aspect of the discovery has been particularly significant to indigenous Australians, since it indicates that certain cultural traditions have existed on the Australian continent for much longer than previously thought.
L’objectif de cet article est de proposer une présentation d’ensemble des méthodes de datations par luminescence stimulée optiquement (OSL) et de leurs applications dans le champ des recherches en géomorphologie.
Après une présentation des principes physiques généraux, les procédures mises en œuvre aussi bien sur le terrain qu’en laboratoire sont abordées, à partir de l’exemple des analyses réalisées sur des alluvions sableuses issues d’une basse terrasse de la Moselle.
Now, after 40 years, Mungo Man may finally be heading home to be returned to his burial place in Lake Mungo National Park.
Aboriginal elders made a formal request to be given the remains on the discovery’s 40 February.