First Footprints: The Great Drought 30,000 to 15,000 Years Ago

lion marsupial

FIRST FOOTPRINTS: Episode 02 “The Great Drought 30,000 to 15,000 years ago”

In part 2 of this series, we start with Australian cave drawings of the marsupial lion – a huge predator supposedly extinct for more than 40,000 years, shown above, and we end with glaciers, drought and flooding.

In between we visit Aboriginal people who were born before contact with whites and they share with us their religious rituals which are part of what enabled survival for tens of thousands of years in conditions so difficult that no one should have been able to survive at all.

This is a wonderful series.

About Roberta Estes

Scientist, author, genetic genealogist. Documenting Native Heritage through contemporaneous records and DNA.
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