Roof Fall Cave, Cania Gorge: Site Report

Authors

  • Tony Eales Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072
  • Catherine Westcott Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072
  • Ian Lilley Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072
  • Sean Ulm Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072
  • Deborah Brian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072
  • Chris Clarkson Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25120/qar.11.1999.85

Abstract

This site report presents a description of archaeological investigations undertaken at Roof Fall Cave, an occupied rockshelter and art site located at Cania Gorge, eastern Central Queensland. Excavation yielded quantities of stone artefacts, bone and charcoal, along with some freshwater mussel shell and ochre with an occupational sequence spanning from up to 18,576 cal BP to the historical period. Roof Fall Cave is currently the oldest dated site in Cania Gorge and possibly in the Central Queensland region.

Author Biography

Sean Ulm, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072

Sean is a Lecturer in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies at the University of Queensland. Sean specialises in the coastal archaeology of Queensland, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and his work has been published widely both in Australia and overseas. His current research focuses on southeast Queensland, the Gulf of Carpentaria and Torres Strait. Sean is currently Editor of Australian Archaeology and on the Council of the World Archaeological Congress. He is a past national President of the Australian Archaeological Association Inc.

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Published

1999-12-01

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