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New Research on Tasmanian Aboriginal History

Monday 14th October / presented by Jeff Bullen

Research from the University of Tasmania has given us new insight into where and how indigenous people inhabited the island of Tasmania for thousands of years before European settlement. Previously, it was believed that indigenous people almost exclusively preferred open vegetation land types (e.g. woodlands and grasslands), however, new research has revealed that aboriginal people also made use of Tasmania’s forests, especially wet sclerophyll forests.

Using new information from archaeological data is being used to understand how the aboriginal people of Tasmania historically used and cultivated the natural environment is important to conservation today.

Professor Ted Lefroy, from the University of Tasmania, joined Jeff Bullen on The Mag to discuss this new information.

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