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Re-excavation of Dabangay, a mid-Holocene settlement site on Mabuyag in western Torres Strait

Wright, Duncan; Hiscock, Peter; Aplin, Ken P.


The discovery and initial excavation of Dabangay in 2006 established a 7200 year chronology for human settlement on Mabuyag (Mabuiag) in western Torres Strait. This was one of only two Torres Strait sites to pre-date 4000 years ago, providing a rare opportunity to study human activities spanning the mid-to-late Holocene. Remarkable organic preservation and a large mid-Holocene stone artefact assemblage provided insights into long-term continuity and change in lithic technologies and economic...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Queensland Archaeological Research
DOI: 10.25120/qar.16.2013.221
Access Rights: Open Access


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