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Karlie-ngoinpool Cave, Mt. Gambier Region, southeastern South Australia

The evidence in this cave is believed to document flint mining from the Late Pleistocene (Bednarik, 1984). The signs of silicate mining, the eroded and patinated scars formed when chert nodules were removed from the walls of the cave, as well as the deposition of stalagmites on the chert mining face, indicate that the mining activity was very old, probably taking place during the Late Pleistocene, though it has not been directly dated (Bednarik, 1984, Flood, 1997).

Mining & Quarrying

Sources & Further reading

  1. Josephine Flood, Archaeology of the Dreamtime, J. B. Publishing
  2. Phillip J. Habgood & Natilie R. Franklin, The revolution that didn't arrive: A review of Pleistocene Sahul, Journal of Human Evolution, 55, 2008

 

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