A 6,000-year-old human skull discovered in a swamp almost a century ago could be from the world’s earliest known tsunami victim.
In 1929, Australian geologist Paul Hossfeld stumbled on a partial human skull in a mangrove outside the coastal town of Aitape in Papua New Guinea.
Originally thought to belong to Homo erectus, the skull was subsequently dated to the mid-Holocene period.
New research into the area the skull was buried in suggests the individual fell victim to a violent ancient tsunami.
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