Study: Australia was found 50,000 years ago by planned colonization

04/24/2013 | LiveScience.com

A study suggests that aboriginal settlers landed on Australia some 50,000 years ago in an organized migration, going against the theory that the continent was discovered by accident. Researcher Alan Williams used radiocarbon dates to reconstruct a timeline of Australia's prehistory. "This is largely speculative, but I think this suggests something more than accidental colonization by a small group on a raft of vegetation or other unplanned voyage," Williams said.

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