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A small salvage excavation in Windjana gorge, Kimberley, Western Australia

O'Connor, Susan; Aplin, Ken; Collins, Sophie


Windjana Gorge Water Tank Shelter (DIA 12588) is a narrow limestone rockshelter located in Windjana Gorge National Park, Western Australia. Although the site is badly disturbed, test excavation revealed some 45cm of in situ deposit down to massive roof-fall. Radiocarbon estimates demonstrate that the shelter was used from at least 7000 calBP into the European contact period. The sediments contain well-preserved faunal remains and stone artefacts. The faunal remains give an insight into...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania


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