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Ancient Australian ‘superhighways’ suggested by massive supercomputing study – Science Magazine

Simulations identify likely early human migration routes

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Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock, is just one example of a prominent landmark that the earliest people in Australia could have used as a navigational aid.
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By David MalakoffMay. 4, 2021 , 3:05 PM
When humans first set foot in Australia more than 65,000 years ago, they faced the perilous task of navigating a landscape theyd never seen. Now, researchers have used supercomputers to simulate 125 billion possible travel routes and reconstruct the most likely superhighways these…

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