The cremated remains of Mungo Lady
, found in 1969 in the region, is among the world's earliest evidence of complex funeral rites.
CREMATION was found to date back at least 20,000 years with the discovery in 1968 of the partly cremated remains of Mungo Lady
at the dried-out Lake Mungo in New South Wales, Australia.
This book is a series of well-written, sometimes lyric essays on three famous Australian places: Hallett Cove, an outdoor laboratory and museum on the edge of a suburban development, Lake Callabona, a salt flat that revealed the bones of prehistoric monsters over the course of more than a century, and Willandra Lakes, a World Heritage site where the bones of Mungo Lady
, the oldest Australian, were discovered.
Despite 40 years of record since the discovery of the Mungo Lady
remains, the level of support falls drastically short of World Heritage requirements.