via Discover Magazine, 19 May 2021: Sulawesi’s role in understanding ancient migration routes to Australia.
Sprawled across three different continental plates and contorted like an odd starfish, Indonesia’s Sulawesi island is home to a bewildering range of creatures — including more than 100 mammals found nowhere else on Earth. As the world’s 11th largest island, it also seems to have played a central role in humanity’s journey across the planet.
More than 45,000 years ago, people were making art here. Mysterious stone tools have been found in sediments dating back around 200,000 years. And the island was, more than likely, a key stepping stone in human expansion to Australia.
Source: The Indonesian Island of Sulawesi Is an Evolutionary Puzzle | Discover Magazine
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