Australian Aboriginal prehistoric sites

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This is a list of Australian Aboriginal prehistoric sites.

Key:


Locality Reference Lab No. Age Yrs BP Type of Date Type of Site
New South Wales
Cuddie Springs Open site
Northern Territory
Malakunanja II Roberts et al. Nature 1990 KTL 162 61,000 +9,000/-13,000 OSL Lowest artefact at 260 cm BGS
Malakunanja II KTL 158 52,000 +7,000/-11,000 OSL Artefacts at 250 cm BGS
Malakunanja II KTL 164 45,000 +6,000/-9,000 OSL Artefacts at 230 cm BGS
Malakunanja II SUA 256 18,040 +-300 C14 char. Associated with ochre and grindstone
Nawalabila I Roberts et al. AA 1993 Ox-od K169 60,300 +-6700 OSL Artefacts at 285-302 cm BGS
Nawalabila I Ox-od K170 58,300 +-5800 OSL Base of rubble auger hole
Nawalabila I Ox-od K168 53,400 +-5400 OSL Artefacts at 228-240 cm BGS
Nawalabila I Ox-od K166 30,000 +-2400 OSL Artefacts at 170-175 cm BGS
Nawalabila I SUA 237 19,975 +-264 C14 char. Lowest C14 date
Nawalabila I Ox-od K172 13,500 +-900 OSL Artefacts at 104-110 cm BGS
Nawalabila I Ox-od K171 2,900 +-600 OSL Artefacts at 1-6 cm BGS
Malanganger Roberts et al. Nature 1990 KTL 126 32,000 +-7,000 OSL Lowest artefacts at 200 BGS
Malangangerr C.White 1967, 1971 ANU 77B GaK 629 GaK 628 22,900 +-1000 22,700 +-700 19,600 +-550 C14 char. earliest ground edge axes
Nawamoyn C.White 1967,1971 ANU 51 21,450 +-380 C14 char. Ground edge axes
Puritjarra M.A.Smith Nature 1987 Beta 19901 21,950 +-270 C14 char. Artefacts below this estimated to be 30,000 BP
Western Australia
Rottnest Island Charles Dortch, West Australian 23 June 2003 ANU & James Cook Uni 70,000 +10,000/-20,000 U/Th C14 flint tool embedded in Tamala limestone (Aminozone C)
Upper Swan Bridge Pearce and Barbetti AO 1981 SUA 1500 SUA 1665 39,500 +2,300/-1,800 37,100 +1,600/-1,300 C14 char. Campsite Occupatn 88-96 cm BGS Occupatn 75-80 cm BGS
Mandu Mandu Creek RS Morse AO 1988; Antiquity 1993; Bowdler 1992 Wk 1513 Wk 1576 SUA 3454 34,299 +-1050 30,000 +-850 25,200 +-250 C14 baler shell C14 nodule Shell necklace Early occup
Devil's Lair Dortch 1984 SUA 585/6 32,800 +-830 C14 char. Pooled age

References[edit]

Josephine Flood (2004) Archaeology of the Dreamtime, J.B Publishing, Marleston ISBN 1-876622-50-4