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Rock of Ages : use of the South Molle Island Quarry, Whitsunday Islands, and the implications for Holocene technological change in Australia

Lamb, Lara D.


There is evidence to suggest that the South Molle Island stone quarry, in the Whitsunday Islands, central Queensland coast, has been used by the indigenous inhabitants of the region from at least 9,000 BP to the present. Distribution of stone from the quarry extends for at least 170km along the coast, from Abbott Point in the north to the Repulse Islands in the south. A comprehensive technological characterisation of the quarry has demonstrated that a range of manufacturing behaviours was...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Thesis (PhD)
DOI: 10.25911/5d7635b8c32d5


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