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Re-evaluating the timing of the Indonesian trepang industry in north-west Arnhem Land: Chronological investigations at Malara (Anuru Bay A)

Guse (Wesley), Daryl; O'Connor, Susan; Fenner, Jack


The Malara (Anuru Bay A) Macassan trepang-processing site was investigated from 2008 to 2010, to test two chronological models of the timing of cultural contact between north-west Arnhem Land and South-East Asia. Currently, the models of contact between South-East Asian people and Australian Indigenous people are a “long model” of pre-Macassan and Macassan contact (>200 years) and a “short model” of only Macassan contact (<120 years). The aims of this study were to assess when the site was...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania
DOI: 10.1002/arco.5091


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