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Research findings back up Aboriginal legend on origin of Central Australian palm trees

Central Australia palm trees

The scientific world is stunned by research which backs an Aboriginal legend about how palm trees got to Central Australia.

Several years ago Tasmanian ecologist David Bowman did DNA tests on palm seeds from the outback and near Darwin.

The results led him to conclude the seeds were carried to the Central Desert by humans up to 30,000 years ago.

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015