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Earthenware of Malara, Anuru Bay: A reassessment of potsherds from a Macassan trepang processing site, Arnhem Land, Australia, and implications for Macassan trade and the trepang industry

Guse (Wesley), Daryl; Jones, Tristen; O'Connor, Susan; Fenner, Jack; Dickinson, William


Previous excavations at Malara (Anuru Bay A), a Macassan trepang processing site in Arnhem Land, produced a substantial quantity of earthenware pottery (Macknight 1969). Earthenware pottery has also been reported and collected from Macassan sites elsewhere along the Northern Territory and Kimberley coastlines. Although several studies have been undertaken on earthenwares from Macassan sites in Australia, it was uncertain whether any included sherds from the significant Anuru Bay site. This...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology
DOI: .1080/03122417.2014.11682015
Access Rights: Open Access


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