Indigenous History of the Pilbara

Indigenous History of the Pilbara Report

Cultural: Indigenous History

  • Author(s): Webb, J. R.
  • Published: 2003
  • Publisher: Murdoch University Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy

Abstract: Human occupation of the Australian continent is estimated between 30 000 and 80 000 years. It is believed that Australia's Indigenous people journeyed over the Pilbara craton from Indonesia when seas were low. The last ice-age occurred between 14 000 and 25 000 years ago, archaeological evidence suggests that the Pilbara coastline acted as a refuge during this period. Post glacier, Aboriginal people began to move inland. It is believed between 2000 and 4000 years ago, most areas of the Pilbara region were either occupied or had been transversed

Notes: see also "Non-Indigenous History of the Pilbara" “N212/N412 Global Environmental Issues – Pilbara Project”

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