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The first archaeological evidence for death by spearing in Australia

McDonald, Jo; Donlon, Denise A; Field, Judith; Fullagar, Richard; Coltrain, Joan Brenner; Mitchell, Peter; Rawson, Mark


An Aboriginal man done to death on the dunes 4000 years ago was recently discovered during excavations beneath a bus shelter in Barrabeen on Sydney's northern beaches. The presence of backed microliths and the evidence for trauma in the bones showed that

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Antiquity


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