Ancient, intact Aboriginal burial site discovered

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An Indigenous burial site in the sand dunes of western Queensland's Simpson Desert is being hailed by an archaeologist as one of the most well preserved ever found.

Archaeologist Giles Hamm says the site is at least several hundred years old and its undisturbed condition makes it a very rare find.

"Across Australia it is probably one of the most significant burial sites that has yet been found," he said.

Of particular importance are 20 kopi caps placed over the grave, which were objects of mourning worn on the heads of grieving relatives for weeks or months after a death.

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