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30,000 Years of Aboriginal Occupation : Kimberley, North West Australia

CollectionsTerra Australis
ANU Pacific Institute
Title: 30,000 Years of Aboriginal Occupation : Kimberley, North West Australia
Author(s): O'Connor, Sue
Publisher: Canberra, ACT : Dept. of Archaeology and Natural History, The Australian National University.
Canberra, ACT : Centre for Archaeological Research, The Australian National University.
Series/Report no.: Terra Australis: 14
This monograph describes the results of fieldwork carried out on the west Kimberley coast and offshore islands during two field seasons in 1984 and 1985 and the analysis and interpretation of archaeological material derived from it. Attention is focussed on four rockshelter sites, the two Widgingarri shelters on the mainland, the two others on present-day islands. Two of the sites, Koolan Shelter 2 and Widgingarri Shelter 1, have sequences dating from ea. 28,000 bp. Widgingarri Shelter 2 is undated in the lower levels but is presumed to be of a similar order of antiquity. The fourth site, High Cliffy Shelter, dates to the late Holocene, though the island itself has evidence for fleeting occupation earlier, in the immediate posttrans gressive period.
ISBN: 0731546229
ISSN: 0725-9018


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