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Old Teeth Show That Humans Were in Indonesia More Than 63,000 Years Ago

In the late 1880s, Dutch scientist Eugene Dubois found two human teeth in the Lida Ajer cave in Sumatra, Indonesia. Over 130 years later, an international research team led by Macquarie University have rediscovered that same cave, and through the use of modern dating techniques, were able to show that humans were in Indonesia more than 63,000 years ago, about 20,000 years earlier than previously thought. Dr Kira Westaway, lead author of this study and Senior Lecturer in the Department of Environmental Sciences at Macquarie University joined us on The Daily to discuss what these findings mean in tracing the history of humans in Asia.

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