New research has discovered ancient First Nations occupation patterns on Barrow Island, near the North West Shelf, Western Australia.

50,000 years ago, Barrow Island was once a hill overseeing a coastal plain, before being cut off from the mainland due to rising sea levels.

So what makes these discoveries so interesting?


Image: Image Credit: Kane Ditchfield

Produced By: Toni Pankaluic

Featured In Story: Peter Veth – Laureate Professor in Archaeology at The University of Western Australia

First aired on The Wire, Monday 25 March 2024