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Ancient Skull Found to be the Oldest Tsunami Victim

Scientists discovered that the ancient skull discovered in Papua New Guinea in 1929 is a tsunami victim about 6,000 years old. The discovery came when they compared the soil sediments from a nearby region that was hit by a tsunami in 1998. The sediments were geographically similar, revealing that humans living in the area had experienced tsunamis for thousands of years. Retired Geologist James Goff from University of New South Wales concluded that the owner of the skull is probably the oldest-known tsunami victim in the world.

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