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Oldest living culture: our new research shows an Indigenous ritual passed down for 500 generations

By Russell Mullett, Traditional Custodian — Kurnai, Indigenous Knowledge
Ashleigh Rogers, Lecturer in Archaeology, Monash University
Bruno David, Professor, Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Australian Biodiversity and Heritage, Monash University
Carney D. Matheson, Associate Professor, Griffith University
Fiona Petchey, Associate Professor and Director, Radiocarbon Dating Laboratory, Te Aka Mātuatua - School of Science, University of Waikato
Nathan Wright, Lecturer in archaeology (UNE) and Senior Research Archaeologist (Everick Foundation), University of New England
Matching new archological findings with ethnographic records, we can show ritual fireplaces have been in continuous use for at least 12,000 years.The Conversation

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