Mungo National Park & Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area
One of Australia’s richest archaeological finds. To the Elders and Caretakers of the land, this has been a special meeting place since the Dreamtime.
The archaeological treasures of Mungo Man and Mungo Woman were found here at Mungo National Park and are carbon dated to over 40,000 years old. These human remains indicate that Aboriginal people inhabited the area during this time, and make this the oldest known site of human occupation in the southern hemisphere. There is much speculation and debate in scientific circles, with some believing that there was human occupation in the region over 40,000 years ago.