Australia 1648 CE

By this period, around 750,000 Aborigines live in Australia.

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What is happening in Australia in 1648CE

By this period, probably at least 750,000 Aborigines live in Australia. They are divided amongst some 500 tribal territories. In those parts of the continent with the densest populations, permanent villages have appeared. The inhabitants are hunter-gatherers, but use a wide range of technologies to optimise their exploitation of the natural environment. They construct fish traps, replant squashes and tubers nearer their settlements, and use fire to burn old vegetation and encourage new growth for richer plant cover.

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