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Willandra Lakes Region
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Type of site: Mixed
Date of Inscription: 1981
Location: Australia, Balranald and Wentworth shires, New South Wales
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Description: This region holds archaeological evidence of human occupation, dating back 45-60,000 years, holding fossil remains from the Pleistocene of a series of lakes and sand formations. On the Australian continent, this site provides a rare glimpse of human evolution of the area. Well-preserved examples of giant marsupial fossils have been found on the site. --WHMNet paraphrase from the description at WHC Site, where additional information is available.
  The Willandra Lakes Region is a World Heritage Site that covers 2,400 square kilometres in south-western New South Wales, Australia. The Region has important natural and cultural values including exceptional examples of past human civilization including the Worlds oldest cremation site. A small section of the Region is protected by the Mungo National Park. --Wikipedia. Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License.
Reference: 1. UNESCO World Heritage Center, Site Page.
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