Mungo Man


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A 40,000–68,000 year old male skeleton—Pleistocene epoch—found in the Lake Mungo dig in New South Wales, and the oldest human fossil in Australia
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With permission of local Aborigines who share ownership of the skeleton called Mungo Man, DNA was painstakingly extracted from bone samples that had naturally chipped off the precious remains.
Thorne, a professor at the Australian National University in Canberra, said Mungo Man was a fully modern human with DNA that is different from any living human, but with a skeleton typical of today's Aborigines.
The DNA breakthrough is not the first time Mungo Man has created anthropological headlines.