Just over 4000 years ago the building of the great pyramids of Egypt began. The last time Willandra Creek water ran this channel into Lake Mungo was not twice as long ago as that, but probably 4 times as long ago!
Aboriginals were fishing and camping here 12 times as long ago as when the pyramids were being built.
The last 50000 years have been a period of many changes.
The oldes recorded cremation in the world has been found here, at Lake Mungo. It’s still called lake Mungo but these lakes dried 18000 years ago. This site was added to the World Heritage list in 1981 in recognition of its Aboriginal heritage and the evidence of past climates preserved in its landscape.