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Indigenous built structures and anthropogenic impacts on the stratigraphy of Northern Australian rockshelters: insights from Malarrak 1, north western Arnhem Land

Wesley, Daryl; Litster, Mirani; Moffat, Ian; O'Connor, Sue


Malarrak 1 is currently the northernmost excavated rockshelter on the Australian mainland, located in the Wellington Range in north western Arnhem Land. The site contains a rich late Holocene deposit, with extensive contact rock art, stone artefacts, shell, bone, contact materials, ancestral human remains, and other cultural material. Excavation of the Malarrak 1 rockshelter and analysis of its sediments revealed many impacts on site formation processes within the deposit. We attribute the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2018-03-07
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2018.1436238


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