Sunday, 16 December 2018

Ancient skull "oldest tsunami victim"

An ancient human skull discovered in Papua New Guinea is likely to have belonged to the world's oldest-known tsunami victim, scientists say.

The skull was discovered in 1929 near the town of Aitape and originally attributed to the Homo erectus species, an ancestor of modern humans.

However, scientists now say the area was once a coastal lagoon that was hit by a tsunami about 6,000 years ago.

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