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Earliest evidence of Indigenous communities cultivating bananas uncovered – ABC News

The findings – published in this week’s Nature journal – add to a growing body of work challenging the view that Australia’s first peoples were only “hunter gatherers”.

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Archaeologists from the ANU have uncovered the earliest evidence of Indigenous communities cultivating bananas in Australia.
They’ve identified an ancient site where bananas were grown on a Torres Strait island at least 2,000 years ago.
The findings – published in this week’s Nature journal – add to a growing body of work challenging the view that Australia’s first peoples were only “hunter gatherers”.
Guest:
Robert Williams, Indigenous archaeologist
Producer: Cathy Van Extel…

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