Eurimbula Site 1, Curtis Coast: Site Report

Authors

  • Sean Ulm Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072
  • Melissa Carter Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies Unit, University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072
  • Jill Reid 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

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.25120/qar.11.1999.89

Abstract

This site report presents an account of archaeological excavations undertaken at Eurimbula Site 1, a large open midden site complex located in Eurimbula National Park on the southern Curtis Coast, Central Queensland. Excavations yielded a cultural assemblage dominated by mud ark (Anadara trapezia) and commercial oyster (Saccostrea commercialis) and incorporating small quantities of stone artefacts, fish bone and charcoal. Densities of cultural material were found to decrease markedly with distance from the creek. Analyses of excavated material demonstrate extensive low intensity use of the site from at least c.3,200 cal BP to the historical period.

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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1999-12-01

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