Abstract

This paper is an account of the results of the excavation of a rock-shelter situated (Figure 1) on the southern side of a gully a few hundred yards north of the bridge over which the Great Western Road crosses the Western Railway Line. This gully is on the eastern slope of the Blue Mountains, and the rock-shelter, which faces northward, is at its lower end. Lapstone Creek flows down the gully to the river half a mile to the east. From various vantage points above the rock-shelter the aborigines had a wide view of the lowlands towards the river. Before the railway was constructed there was easy access from this gully to the Nepean River and Emu Plains. Nowadays a high railway embankment runs across the gully and shuts off completely the old way of access.

 
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Bibliographic Data

Short Form
McCarthy, 1948, Rec. Aust. Mus. 22(1): 1–34
Author
Frederick D. McCarthy
Year
1948
Title
The Lapstone Creek excavation: two culture periods revealed in eastern New South Wales
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume
22
Issue
1
Start Page
1
End Page
34
DOI
10.3853/j.0067-1975.22.1948.587
Language
English
Plates
plates i–iv
Date Published
30 June 1948
Cover Date
30 June 1948
ISSN
0067-1975
CODEN
RAUMAJ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ANTHROPOLOGY; ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; ARCHAEOLOGY
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20 May 2009
Reference Number
587
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