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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).

Burrup Peninsula Excavations at Watering Cove and Old Geos

20 Mar 2023

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.

Enderby Island Excavations

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.

Rosemary Island Excavations

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.

West Lewis Rockshelter Excavation