Abstract

[Excerpt] [The author’s] research area is Dampier Island on the coast of Western Australia, 8 km southwest of the township of Dampier built in 1965. It is part of the Dampier archipelago, and is also known as ‘Dampier Peninsula’ or ‘Burrup Peninsula’ (Fig. 1.1). Dampier Island is the largest island in the Dampier archipelago; it is a rugged, hilly and rocky stretch of land. The northern part faces the open sea and East Middle and West Middle Intercourse islands. The southern part is orientated towards the wide mudflats of Fenner Creek, Click Creek and Lewis Creek. In 1968, these mudflats were transformed into solar salt fields by the Dampier Salt Company. Today causeways cross these salt fields to link Dampier Island to the mainland. Most of Dampier Island is surrounded by a narrow belt of mangroves. …

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Lorblanchet, 2018. Tech. Rep. Aust. Mus., Online 27: 47–58
Author
Michel Lorblanchet
Year
2018
Title
General introduction to the research at Dampier. 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 1
Serial Title
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum online
Volume
27
Start Page
47
End Page
58
DOI
10.3853/j.1835-4211.27.2018.1688
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
Digitized
19 December 2018
Available Online
19 December 2018
Reference Number
1688
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