Map shows how Aboriginal Australians used 'migration superhighways' on ancient ...

Fascinating map shows how Aboriginal Australians used 'migration superhighways' as they travelled south across ancient continent of Sahul First-of-its-kind map has documented intricate routes used by Aboriginal tribes Supercomputer in the US used geological data to calculate most likely routes Researchers said computer worked through more than 125billion possibilities Sources of water and prominent landmarks such as Uluru marked way for tribes 

By Charlie Coë For Daily Mail Australia

Published: 02:44 BST, 1 May 2021 | Updated: 02:44 BST, 1 May 2021

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A fascinating map has unearthed the 'migration superhighways' Indigenous Australians used tens of thousands of years ago to travel across the continent.

Computer modelling has generated an intricate network of routes used by Aboriginal tribes to cross Australia when it was connected to Papua New Guinea as part of the ancient landmass of Sahul about 10,000 years ago.

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A powerful supercomputer in the US used satellite and terrain data to find the most likely migration routes after testing more than 125billion possibilities.  

A first-of-its-kind map has unearthed the 'migration superhighways' Indigenous tribes used to cross the continent tens of thousands of years ago when Australia was connected to Papua New Guinea

A first-of-its-kind map has unearthed the 'migration superhighways' Indigenous tribes used to cross the continent tens of thousands of years ago when Australia was connected to Papua New Guinea

The result is dozens of distinct passageways that mirror well-documented Aboriginal trade routes including one from Cape York in northern Queensland to South Australia.

Another route from the Kimberley in remote north Western Australia to central parts of the continent was used for the trade of baler shell - a lucrative marine mollusc.  

Lead researcher Corey Bradshaw said

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