Why was the discovery of Mungo Man important?
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Keeping this in consideration, why is Mungo man so important?
Mungo Lady and Mungo Man are perhaps the most important human remains ever found in Australia. They led to the establishment of Mungo National Park and the recognition of the Willandra Lakes Region World Heritage Area as a place that is important to all humanity.
Subsequently, question is, what did we learn from Mungo Man? MARY PAPPIN: Mungo Man showed Australia that Aboriginal people have been here for a very, very long time. Scientists were able to tell a lot about what Mungo man's life would've been like back then by studying his skeleton and the burial site. Mungo Man was about 50 when he died, which is pretty old for an early human.
Subsequently, one may also ask, why are the discoveries at Lake Mungo historically significant?
The discovery of these remains is important to Archaeology because we discover the beginnings of cremation as a burial ritual and in addition we find more evidence for the "out of Africa" theory. The rich archaeological heritage of the site is very significant to the Aboriginal Australian people from the area.
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