TLF ID M025096
The discovery of Mungo Man in 1974 rewrote history by revealing that Aboriginal people had been in Australia twice as long as previously thought. Named after the location at which it was found, the skeleton is around 42,000 years old. When discovered in 1974, Mungo Man was moved to a university in Canberra for scientific study. The remains have now been returned to their original burial site, but one question remains unresolved: should Mungo Man be reburied or should he return to the hands of scientists?