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Hallett Cove, Kangaroo Island

This site is on a ploughed hillside above a creek overlooking the beach. It is considered a good site for a camp, being on well-drained ground with a permanent water supply and a wide view over the surrounding area, making it easier to spot prey animals.

About 400 Kartan core tools have been found at this site, that weighed up to 5.5 kg. The Kartan tools found in the sites around Hallett Cove, pebble choppers, horsehoof cores and hammer stones, were all made of locally obtained siltstone. The nearest site where better quality raw material, fine-grained quartzite pebbles, were situated, at the foot of the cliff, are believed to have been covered by a talus slope during the Pleistocene, when the sea level was low, the nearest source for such material available at the time being on the shore, which was much further away at the time.

Sources & Further reading

Josephine Flood, Archaeology of the Dreamtime, J. B. Publishing

Links

http://www.samuseum.sa.gov.au/ngurunderi/ng9htm.htm 

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