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Burrup Peninsula Excavations at Watering Cove and Old Geos
These Burrup digs targeted previously unexplored landscapes. Old Geos is in the centre of the Burrup while the Watering Cove Holocene sand dunes are on its east. See also the Murujuga Rockshelter excavation (McDonald et al. 2018).
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Enderby Island Excavations
Five excavations on Enderby Island included a deep sand body first occupied 15,760 years ago, mangrove-focussed midden between 10-8kya, changing occupation patterns when the island formed, and a reported whaler’s grave on the north coast.
Rosemary Island Excavations
Eight excavations on the western side of Rosemary Island show earliest occupation 10,500 years ago. This early Holocene mangrove-focussed habitation was found in four landscapes and there was a changed economic focus after island formation.
West Lewis Rockshelter Excavation
Rockshelters are unusual on the islands and this basalt overhang has engraved tracks on exterior and interior panels. A small test square was placed here at the request of MAC - who were looking for a suitable repository for repatriate human remains. Stone artefacts were recovered from this small excavation, but the age of this assemblage is unknown.