Chance find of 49,000yo shelter
Archaeologists working with traditional Aboriginal owners have discovered astounding evidence of the earliest human habitation of inland Australia. A man answering a "call of nature" in Australia's Flinders made a chance discovery when he stumbled across the earliest evidence yet of human habitation in the country's arid interior. Clifford Coulthard, an Adnyamathanha elder, was surveying gorges in the area in South Australian when "nature called". He happened across a rock shelter, which has turned out to be one of the most important prehistoric sites in Australia.