new study The authors wrote that the oldest human remains from Wallacea have been found on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, according to reports. Phys.org. The region, consisting mainly of the Indonesian islands, was an important gateway between Asia and Australia.
Lots of ancient finds have been made in the Wallacea region in recent decades. In the Leang Bulu Bettue Cave in Celebes, for example, stone tools and even cave drawings have been discovered, but only a few human bones have been found here. Adam Broome, of Griffith University, and colleagues have now analyzed one of the jaw fragments at the site, with three teeth associated with the find.
Archaeologists examined the surrounding remains and found that the bone is between 16 and 25,000 years old and comes from a modern human. This discovery can help you better understand who lived in the area during the Ice Age and how modern humans got to Australia. At that time, sea levels were low and land bridges could extend between some of the islands.
The person of unknown gender, whose remains were analyzed, appears to have an oral disease. Erosion on the teeth indicates that it was used as a tool by the affected person, but traces of gum disease, tooth loss and cavities have also appeared. The person in question was probably elderly, and his small teeth indicate that he was shorter than his European relatives.
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