Editorial - Queensland archaeological research 100 years on

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  • Jay Hall School of Social Science, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25120/qar.1.1984.203

Abstract

Exactly 100 years ago Henry Tryon published the first piece of Queensland archaeological research in the inaugural volume of Proceedings of the Royal Society of Queensland. It concerned rock engravings and associated stone artefacts in archaeological deposits in a rockshelter on Pigeon Creek near Gatton, S.E. Queensland. This inaugural volume of Queensland Archaeological Research can be viewed as commemorating an archaeological century. I considered it fitting that the front cover depict Tryon's original rock art recordings. The back cover depicts the same panel recorded some 9 decades later by Michael Quinnell of the Queensland Museum. A glance of comparison will be sufficient to allow that Tryon's work was of excellent quality for its day.

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Published

1984-01-01

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Editorial