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Centuries old historical site discovered by man going to toilet

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A man’s move to answer the call of nature led him to discover the hidden treasures of the nature.

Yes! it actually happened in Australia when the man who got out of his car to go to the toilet accidentally discovered one of Australia’s most important pre-historical sites.

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Clifford Coulthard stepped out of his vehicle about 340 miles north of Adelaide discovering a rock shelter that Aboriginal people settled in as far back as 49,000 years ago.

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The Aboriginal elder had been surveying gorges with archaeologist Giles Hamm in the Flinder Ranges when he made the chance discovery.

The location of Warratyi, home of the oldest known evidence of Aboriginal settlement.

The location of Warratyi, home of the oldest known evidence of Aboriginal settlement.

The Warratyi Rock site contained a stunning 4,300 artefacts dating back 49,000 years including bones belonging to a rhino-sized marsupial and the oldest bone tool in Australia.

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The discovery has changed the consensus that the country’s native people didn’t inhabit the red centre until around 10,000 years later.

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‘Nature called and Cliff walked up this creek bed into this gorge and found this amazing spring surrounded by rock art,’ Giles told ABC

He added: ‘We looked up and there was a blackened wall and we knew that was obviously an indication of people firing inside the shelter.’

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