Mungo Lady

Landscape at Willandra Lakes
Landscape at Willandra Lakes. / Nasher, / CC BY-SA 4.0
Find of the oldest cremated human remains in the world. Contrary to the name it seems that here rests a male, who was cremated and sprinkled with red ocher some 41,000 (or even 42,000) years ago. This is the oldest use of ocher for burials in the world. Nearest find of ocher is some 200 km from this site.

Location, GPS coordinates: 33.8096 S 143.0818 E
Categories: Prehistoric and ancient cemeteries, Man made extremes
Values: Archaeology
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5)
Where is located? Australia and Oceania, Australia, New South Wales, Far West Region, Willandra Lakes, at the southern coast of Mungo Lake

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