Abstract

The research reported in this paper investigates variability in a motif type. The material used consisted of engraved macropod tracks from a Panaramitee style Aboriginal engraving site in western New South Wales. The analysis consisted of two experiments one on zoological specimens and the other on an archaeological assemblage. The zoological experiment investigated macropodid taxonomy on the basis of pes morphology, while the archaeological experiment searched for patterning within the engraved macropod track assemblage. Principal Component Analysis and Cluster Analysis were the statistical methods employed. A major proportion of the variability observed within the track engravings was explained in terms of macropod species differentiation.

 
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Short Form
McDonald, 1993, Rec. Aust. Mus., Suppl. 17: 105–115
Author
J. McDonald
Year
1993
Title
The depiction of species in macropod track engravings at an Aboriginal art site in western New South Wales. In F.D. McCarthy, Commemorative Papers (Archaeology, Anthropology, Rock Art), ed. Jim Specht
Serial Title
Records of the Australian Museum, Supplement
Volume
17
Start Page
105
End Page
115
DOI
10.3853/j.0812-7387.17.1993.62
Language
English
Date Published
27 May 1993
Cover Date
27 May 1993
ISBN
ISBN 0-7310-0280-6
ISSN
0812-7387
CODEN
RAMSEZ
Publisher
The Australian Museum
Place Published
Sydney, Australia
Subjects
ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; CULTURE: INDIGENOUS; ETHNOGRAPHY
Digitized
16 June 2009
Reference Number
62
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