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The archaeology of Maliwawa: 25,000 years of occupation in the Wellington Range, Arnhem Land

Wesley, Daryl; Litster, Mirani; O'Connor, Sue; Grono, Elle; Theys, Jeff; Higgins, A.; Jones, Tristen; May, Sally K.; Tacon, Paul


The archaeology of Bald Rock 1, Bald Rock 2 and Bald Rock 3 at the sandstone outcrop of Maliwawa has established ∼25,000 years of Indigenous occupation in the Wellington Range, northwestern Arnhem Land. Flaked stone artefacts were found from the beginning of the sequence, with ground-edge axes, pounding and grinding technology and ochre recovered from deposits dating from the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) to the recent contact period. Maliwawa was occupied during the LGM and other major regional...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-10-30
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2018.1521237


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