Walls of China, Mungo National Park NSW ~ Australia

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$285.00

Description

The spectacular lunettes, the ‘Walls of China’ at Lake Mungo (so named in the 1860’s, possibly by Chinese working on the local sheep station), have provided evidence of human life dating back 40,000 years in prehistoric cooking hearths and shell middens.

The cremated remains of a woman (Mungo I) discovered in the wind scoured sands dates back 25,000 years. Another discovery, the burial site remains of an adult male (Mungo III) with red ochre scattered over the skeleton, dates back some 30,000 years. Lake Mungo was once a fertile area. Its water teemed with fish and beds of mussels. Water fowl foraged on the lake whilst mammals grazed or hunted around the shores.

Mungo National Park is rightfully a part of the Willandra Lakes World Heritage Area. It is located in south-western New South Wales, in eastern Australia. It has so much to offer including a glimpse into the evolution of human life in Australia.

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Size

1015mm x 350mm