Jabiluka discovery rewrites Australian history
20 July 2017
Jabiluka made news headlines in July with reports that a team of archaeologists had uncovered evidence confirming the colonisation of Australia at least 65,000 years ago.
The artefacts prove Aboriginal people lived in Australia up to 18,000 years earlier than current estimates.
The discovery was made at the Madjedbebe rock shelter on the Jabiluka mine lease, located on the traditional lands of the Mirarr people. The mine lease is surrounded by the World Heritage-listed Kakadu National Park.
The ERA Communities team partnered with our Traditional Owners through the Relationship Committee providing support and assistance with this research project, and a number of ERA employees supported this project in various ways over it’s time.