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Kabadul Kula and the Antiquity of Torres Strait Rock Art

McNiven, Ian J; Brady, Liam M; Barham, Anthony

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Excavations directly below a painted panel at Kabadul Kula rock art site on the island of Dauan, northern Torres Strait, revealed buried fragments of ochre pigment to a depth of 59cm. A series of AMS 14C dates indicate that most of the ochres and all pieces of facetted ochre were deposited between 1200 and 1400 years ago. Located in a moist tropical environment where the potential for erosion and bioturbation is high, the stratigraphic integrity of the deposit was tested by micromorphological...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/54202
Source: Australian Archaeology

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