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Tracing the ancient links between two continents across 4000 years.

Michelle Lovegrove
Published on
Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 14:40
File size
6.9 MB
15 min

The links between us all as a race of human beings are ancient and run deep, and our similarities have fascinated scientists, archaeologists and anthropologists for hundreds of years.

The continent we now call Australia was first populated 40-thousand plus years ago and it was once thought that the First Nations here, had limited contact with other people and other cultures.

However, anthropological evidence has begun to point to greater and older connections.

Last year, a new DNA study rocked the scientific world with new evidence that people from the Indian subcontinent people may have come to Australia around four-thousand years ago - an event also possibly linked to the first appearance of the dingo.

They call it the Australia-India link, and provides another insight into our ancestries.

SBS Radio Living Black would like to bring you a special treat by investigating the revelations and questions raised by these recent DNA studies.

We would like to thank Kumud Merani from the SBS Hindi Program for her documentary linking two of the world's ancient cultures.

The Story Untold - on Living Black Radio.