Kow Swamp 1 mandible

Kow Swamp
Date of Discovery: 1967
Discovered by: Alan Thorne and Phillip Macumber
Age: About 13,000 - 9,000 years old
Fossil Name: Kow Swamp
Location of Discovery: Kow Swamp, Australia

Modern humans reach Australia

Although archaeological evidence dates back to at least 50,000 years ago, the oldest known human skeletal remains in Australia are about 40,000 years old. This 13,000 - 9,000 year old Homo sapiens skull from Kow Swamp has a more rugged build than earlier skulls.

 

Homo sapiens