Australian land bridge (was Re: [asa] finally convinced)

From: Murray Hogg <>
Date: Sun Dec 13 2009 - 11:29:02 EST

Hi Rich,

A relatively minor observation on the land bridge comments.

Around 6000 years ago Australia was connected to Papua New Guinea by a land bridge, but the resulting "continent" was still isolated from Asia.

There are several deep water straights in the region between Malaysia and PNG because of which the islands of the region were first populated by sea faring groups, not by land migration.


> Just a few clarifications, John. Continents being connected by land
> bridges was effected by a much colder ice age with the water locked in
> massive glaciers, not a warming.

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