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Lorblanchet, Michel, 2018. The Summit of 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 7, pp. 557–668, with addenda by Jacques Evin and George Kendrick. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, Online 27: 1–690.

[Excerpt] [Of the Dampier Petroglyphs] the group called ‘Gum Tree Valley Top’ occupies the zone uphill from the valley right up to its eastern extremity—the Summit of Gum Tree Valley. Stretching over 270 m in length, it reaches as far as the saddle, which is 70 m in altitude. This overlooks the marshy areas of Fenner Creek … This part of the valley becomes much narrower and, at the bottom of the slope, the width is reduced to about 10 m (Fig. 7.1). Here, there is a considerable increase in the incidence of carvings (which appear at the start of this narrowing). All the carved surfaces were itemized and photographed, and almost all were traced, using the methods described earlier … My study of the 105 carved surfaces resulted in recordings of 418 graphic units; all were examined in detail. Artefacts (379 stone tools and flakes) were listed, described and plotted on a map and left as found on the site. The same was done for about 50 shells. The overall map of the site (Fig. 7.4) shows the locations of the carved blocks, which are numbered from 1–102; the incidence of the stone artefacts, numbered from 1–379; and the small mass of shell fragments (300 g in all). …

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Author
Michel Lorblanchet
Year
2018
Title
Lorblanchet, Michel. 2018. The Summit of Gum Tree Valley. Chapter 7
Serial Title
Technical Reports of the Australian Museum online
Volume
27
Start Page
557
End Page
668
DOI
10.3853/j.1835-4211.27.2018.1695
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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1695
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