Abstract

[Excerpt] In the middle part of Gum Tree Valley, about equidistant from the upper reaches and the mouth of a gorge, the slopes diverge to form a kind of amphitheatre (cirque), the base of which is occupied by a large shell mound, 23 m in diameter and about 1.5 m high. The mound is formed by accumulations of Anadara granosa shells; most have not been disturbed and are intact (Fig. 4.1). The central midden of the middle of Gum Tree Valley (GTVE) thus resembles that of Skew Valley and most of shellfish mounds on the Dampier coast. This suggests that it is roughly contemporaneous with the Skew Valley mound about 1.2 km to the north. …

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Lorblanchet, 2018. Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., Online 27: 283–416
Author
Michel Lorblanchet
Year
2018
Title
The Eagle Group at Gum Tree Valley. In Archaeology and Petroglyphs of Dampier (Western Australia), an Archaeological Investigation of Skew Valley and Gum Tree Valley, ed. Graeme K. Ward and Ken Mulvaney, chapter 4
Serial Title
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum online
Volume
27
Start Page
283
End Page
416
DOI
10.3853/j.1835-4211.27.2018.1692
Language
English
Date Published
19 December 2018
Cover Date
19 December 2018
ISSN
ISSN 1835-4211 (online)
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ARCHAEOLOGY; ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; ANTHROPOLOGY; ROCK ART
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19 December 2018
Available Online
19 December 2018
Reference Number
1692
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