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|New date for first Aussies|
Australia, do we have a problem? It may seem so, or at least it did a few years ago. The RTB creation model places the creation of humanity at roughly 50,000 years ago, with the spread of peoples and civilization outward from Mesopotamia some time after that, but probably no earlier than 30,000 years ago. Research findings published in 1996 claimed that aborigines inhabited Australia as early as 50,000-75,000 years ago. RTB's scenario appeared to contradict the data. Time to go back to the drawing board?