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Australia Indigenous Sanctuary: Willandra Lakes Region. ©NHK/ UNESCO TV 1981
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Australia Indigenous Sanctuary: Willandra Lakes Region

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The fossil remains of a series of lakes and sand formations that date from the Pleistocene can be found in this region, together with archaeological evidence of human occupation dating from 45-60,000 years ago. It is a unique landmark in the study of human evolution on the Australian continent. Several well-preserved fossils of giant marsupials have also been found here.

Place/Country: Willandra Lake region, Australia
Series: NHK World Heritage 100
Type: Documentary
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Production: NHK, producer. UNESCO WHC, co-producer ; UNESCO TV, co-producer.
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