It has not yet been ascertained whether there were single or multiple waves of migration into Australia, although recent genetic evidence indicates multiple donor groups, whether from a single heterogeneous migration or multiple waves.While there is no doubt that only anatomically modern humans () have ever occupied Australia, skulls found in the southeast suggest to some the existence of two distinct physical types.
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At the time of the Captain’s arrival, approximately 750.000 were living in Australia.
The dingo, a type of wild dog, appeared in Australia only 5,000 to 3,000 years ago, which postdates the time that Aboriginal people began hafting small stone implements into composite tools some 8,000 years ago.
Whereas the dingo was introduced from Southeast Asia, the small implements appear to be independent inventions from within Australia.
Some have posited that Aboriginal cultures have one of the longest deep-time chronologies of any groups on Earth.
1 History 1.1 Origin 1.1.1 Indigenous people of Australia Aborigines have been in Australia for at least 40 000 years, with a possible range of up to even 125 000 years, but the oldest human remains found so far, were only 40 000 years old.
Within the past 1,500–3,000 years, other important changes occurred at the general continental level: population increases, the exploitation of new habitats, more efficient resource exploitation, and an increase in the exchange of valued items over wide areas.
There is evidence for complex social behaviours much earlier, however, including cremation before 40,000 years ago, personal ornamentation (shell beads) by 30,000 years ago, and long-distance trade in objects before 10,000 years ago.
However, most now accept that there was a wide range of variation in pre-European populations.
It has also been argued that one group on the Murray River practiced a form of cosmetic cranial deformation that led to their different appearance.