The nationwide historical past checklist was once created in January 2004 to know, rejoice and safeguard areas of exceptional history worth to the kingdom. nationwide background encompasses these locations that exhibit the richness of Australia's terribly assorted typical, historical and Indigenous history. One point of usual background that has been little explored is Australia’s wealth of remarkable fossil websites. whereas a small variety of fossil websites have risen to public prominence, there are numerous lesser-known websites that experience vital historical past values.
The Australian background Council engaged palaeontologists from country museums and the Northern Territory Museum and artwork Gallery to collect lists of remarkable fossil websites and to rfile their features and relative significance opposed to a variety of different types, on the way to additional our realizing approximately Australia’s very important fossil background. websites that have been indexed for nationwide or international history values weren't integrated within the locations for attention, with the point of interest being on lesser-known yet nonetheless vital websites. This publication is an account of the palaeontologists’ findings. the various websites that have been integrated within the preliminary lists have on account that been recognized via directory at the nationwide background record or the area historical past List.
Australia's Fossil historical past presents an invaluable connection with the exceptional fossil websites it catalogues, and provides a clearer knowing of the background values of such websites. extra usually, it contributes to a better appreciation of Australia’s geological and fossil variety and allows readers to benefit extra approximately Australia's prehistory.
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