Mort Creek Site Complex, Curtis Coast: site report

Carter, Melissa, Lilley, Ian, Ulm, Sean, and Brian, Deborah (1999) Mort Creek Site Complex, Curtis Coast: site report. Queensland Archaeological Research, 11. pp. 85-104.

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Abstract

This paper reports the results of excavations conducted at the Mort Creek Site Complex, located in the Rodds Peninsula Section of Eurimbula National Park on the southern Curtis Coast, Central Queensland. Cultural and natural marine shell deposits were excavated and analysed as part of an investigation of natural and cultural site formation processes in the area. Analyses (including foraminifera studies) demonstrate a complex site formation history, with interfingering of cultural and natural shell deposits (cheniers) in some areas of the site. Radiocarbon dating indicates that Aboriginal occupation of the site was initiated before 2,000 cal BP, overlapping with dates obtained for natural chenier deposits

Item ID: 18328
Item Type: Article (Refereed Research - C1)
ISSN: 1839-339X
Date Deposited: 15 May 2012 06:23
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 100%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950503 Understanding Australias Past @ 100%
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