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Yardie Creek Midden - central Western Australia

A weathered fragment of bone, possibly from a dugong, has been found on the surface of a shell midden that had 5 lines of parallel incised zig-zags on it that were 1.5-2 mm deep along its length. The midden is undated but others from the area have been dated to the early to mid Holocene. It is thought it may be recent.

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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Last updated: 30/09/2011
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