Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Kow Swamp

An archaeological site found in 1967 in southeastern Australia, dated to 13.0-9.5 kya, and that contains quartz artifacts. Hominid remains, including a facial skeleton with some archaic traits (KS-15) were found in about 40 graves, thought to be burials. Some of the remains show signs of cremation. The remains were originally assigned to Homo erectus but later attributed to Homo sapiens and are now considered within the range of variation seen in modern Australian aboriginals.

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