And the award for oldest most southern occupation site goes to…

Australian archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be a 40,000 year old tribal meeting ground.  The site, which also appears to have been used as the last place of refuge used by Aboriginal tribes against white settlers, was discovered during an archaeological survey for upcoming roadwork.

The new discovery represents the oldest most southern occupation site in the world.  The dates come courtesy of nearly three million artifacts, including stone tools, shellfish fragments and food scraps, as well as soil dating and luminescence readings.

Further information can be found via these links:
Australian archaeologists uncover 40,000-year-old site
ANCIENT TRIBAL MEETING GROUND FOUND IN AUSTRALIA

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