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Comparing Mungo Man & Narrabeen Man

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Angelina Chen

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Comparing Mungo Man & Narrabeen Man
Where and when were they discovered
Mungo Man was discovered on the 26 of February 1974 at the shore of Lake Mungo, New South Wales.

When and how they died
Mungo Man died 6200 years ago (4200 BC) at the age of 50. He died because of arthritis, especially his right elbow.
What was their life like
Narrabeen Man died about 4000 years ago (2000 BC) at the age between 30-40. He died because someone murdered him with three different kinds of spears. His death was a slow and painful death.
Archaeological Evidence
What the expert say (Mungo Man)
Mungo Man Photos
Narrabeen Man Photos
-Mungo Man was buried but Narrabeen Man wasn't.
-Unlike Narrabeen Man's skeleton was been dug out, Mungo Man's skeleton wasn't been dug out.
-Mungo Man and Narrabeen Man died at different age.
-Mungo Man was an average tall Aboriginal whereas Narrabeen Man was unusually tall.
-Both Mungo Man and Narrabeen Man were Aboriginals.
-Their remains were both found in Australia.
-Both their mains were over 2000 years and before century.
-They were both men.
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About 62,000 years ago Mungo Man lived with his family at Lake Mungo. Mungo Man was about 170cm tall. When he was young he lost his two front canine teeth. Over the years his molar teeth became worn and scratched. As Mungo Man grew older his bone ached with arthritis, especially his right elbow, which was worn out because it was so damaged.

Mungo Man
Mungo Man
Narrabeen Man
Narrabeen Man
About 4000 years ago Narrabeen Man lived along at Narrabeen. Narrabeen Man was about 180cm tall and he was a tall Aboriginal. He was a costal dweller, which means he lived near the coast and eat sea creatures.
Mungo Man
Narrabeen Man was discovered on January 2005 under a bus stop on a corner of Octavia and Ocean Street, Sydney, New South Wales.
Narrabeen Man
Mungo Man
Narrabeen Man
There were 5 sharp spear points lodged in Narrabeen Man's spine when he was found. One of the sharp spear points was lodged in his damage vertebra.
This is Narrabeen Man’s skeleton at Sydney University’s Shellshear Museum.
Alan Thorne and another archaeologist were studying the skeleton of Mungo Man at Lake Mungo, Narrabeen, New South Wales.
Archaeologists knows that Mungo Man died of arthritis because his right elbow had been damaged and warned out.
What the expert say (Narrabeen Man)
How were they preserved
Mungo Man
Narrabeen Man
Mungo Man was carefully buried with his hands crossed on his lap and his family sprinkled him with red ochre afterward.
Narrabeen Man wasn't preserved as he had been murdered and he was slightly burnt after he died.
Dr. Jo McDonald
, archaeologist
It doesn't appear to be a burial at all. He certainly looked as though he'd been flung on the ground.

Dr. Denise Donlon
, physical anthropologist
I estimated from his limb bones that he was 183cm tall and this is very tall for an Aboriginal man. The average height for Aboriginal men was 167cm. He was unusually tall.

Allen Madden
, Aboriginal Cultural and Educational Officer
He must have done something very bad to the mobs here. What he did would only be speculation on my behalf but the way the wounds are and what see of him, it would have been something really bad.

Dr. Paul Willis
, ABC science reporter
One spear entered from the front, cutting the intestines and a kidney and lodging in the spine. Second spear was thrown from behind and also lodged in the spine. Third spear bounced off the skull and it was also hit with another sharp implement. More spears were embedded in the body but they did not do any damage to the bones.

Dr. Richard Fullagar
, archaeologist specialising in stone tools
The Narrabeen Man artifacts provide the first Australian archaeological evidence of (these weapons) being used for fighting, payback killing or other human violence, as distinct from hunting animals.
This is the bus stop where the skeleton of Narrabeen Man was been dug out when workers were digging for wires.
The dark area on Narrabeen Man's skeleton was where he was burnt. The arrow shows the damage caused by small sharp stones.
Archaeological drawing shows the position of the sharp spear points embedded in Narrabeen Man's remain.
This is where Mungo Man was found by Jim Bowler and the native Aboriginal was studying it.
Colin Groves
, Professor of Biological Anthropology
There were number of differences between the modern human DNA and Mungo Man's DNA.

Alan Thorne:
I am sure that Mungo Man lived between 56,000 to 68,000 years ago and he was a modern Homo sapiens.
This is what archaeologists think Mungo Man look liked 62,000 years ago.
This is a time sequence of Mungo Man's burial.
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