Brooyar Rockshelter: a late Holocene seasonal hunting camp from southeast Queensland

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  • Ian McNiven Department of Anthropology & Sociology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072

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https://doi.org/10.25120/qar.5.1988.163

Abstract

This paper details the results of an excavation undertaken at Brooyar Rockshelter, southeast Queensland during August 1987. The Rockshelter was excavated as part of a larger research project focused upon the adjacent coastal region of Cooloola (McNiven 1985). The excavation had two main aims. The first was to establish a chronological framework for backed blades in the Gympie-Cooloola region, thus providing insight into the antiquity of non-stratified open sites with backed blades in the region (e.g. sandblow sites at Cooloola - McNiven 1895:15, 26, 28) (cf. Hiscock 1986). The second aim was to obtain comparative information on subsistence activities located in the hinterland region of Cooloola.

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1988-01-01

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