Handed-down tales tell of ancient sea level rise

Australian Aborigines’ oral histories may include accounts of sea-level rise more than 7,000 years old


WATERY TALES  A member of an Aboriginal community in Australia’s Northern Territory discusses local tales of ocean deluges with a visiting researcher. New research suggests such accounts describe actual sea-level rises dating to more than 7,000 years ago.

N. Reid, Univ. of New England

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