When did Humans First Inhabit Australia? New Findings Suggest a Much Earlier Date | The Vintage News
The underlying reason for the hostility towards early inhabitation was the absolute conviction that modern humans emerged from Africa 70,000 years ago. These findings are are casting all that into doubt.
Further challenges to the "out of Africa" theory for the development of anatomically modern humans. If they were inhabiting Australia 120,000 - 140,000 years ago, that theory – as this article suggests – is rather noticeably failing to hold water! Not surprising that these findings are controversial, as they have not only scientific but present-day sociopolitical significance, at a time when Africanism appears to be the flavour du jour.