As the table of contents indicates, this volume of QAR is dedicated to archaeological research in the extreme S. E. corner of Queensland. All but two of the papers fall under the umbrella of the Moreton Region Archaeological Project (MRAP) and represent a statement about the current aims of this long-term regional research program. By way of this editorial I have taken the opportunity to provide an historical backdrop to MRAP so as to inform the QAR readership of its development.
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