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Kaalpi Rockshelter

Weathered rock art panels at the Kaalpi Rock shelter appear to be much older than the associated cultural material, suggesting that the early occupation of such desert sites left no cultural evidence of their presence Kaalpi (Veth et al., 2001; Veth, 2006). This would indicate that early occupation of desert areas may have taken place without leaving many traces that are preserved.

Millstones that were suitable for wet milling of seeds were recovered from levels dating to the Late Holocene in rockshelters in the Western Desert such as Kaalpi (Veth et al., 2001; Veth, 2006), as well as at Puntutjarpa (Smith, 1986a) and Karlamilyl (Veth, 1993).

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Sources & Further reading

  1. Josephine Flood, Archaeology of the Dreamtime, J. B. Publishing
  2. Hiscock, Peter, 2007, The Archaeology of Ancient Australia, Taylor & Francis.

 

 

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