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Occupation at Carpenters Gap 3: Windjana Gorge, Kimberley, Western Australia

O'Connor, Susan; Maloney, Tim; Vannieuwenhuyse, Dorcas; Balme, Jane; Wood, Rachel


Carpenters Gap 3 (CG3), a limestone cave and shelter complex in the Napier Range, Western Australia, was occupied by Aboriginal people intermittently from over 30,000 years ago through to the historic period. Excavations at CG3 provide only slight evidence for occupation following first settlement in the late Pleistocene. Analysis of the radiocarbon dates indicates that following this there was a hiatus in occupation during the Last Glacial Maximum. In common with most Australian sites, the...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology


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