A preliminary report on archaeological investigations at Malea Rockshelter, Pilbara Region, Western Australia

20th November 2013

Map showing the location of Malea Rockshelter in the Pilbara (published in Australian Archaeology 56:44).

Map showing the location of Malea Rockshelter in the Pilbara (published in Australian Archaeology 56:44).

Kevin Edwards and Angela Murphy

Introduction*

In February and March 1994, McDonald, Hales and Associates conducted on behalf of Hancock Prospecting Propriety Limited (subsequently Hope Downs Management Services) a series of archaeological evaluations within the proposed Hope Downs Iron Ore Project area, located approximately 75 km northwest of Newman, Western Australia (Fig. 1). These evaluations formed part of an on-going programme of Aboriginal heritage research and consultation initiated in March 1992 and only recently completed (McDonald, Hales and Associates 2001). During the course of the archaeological evaluations, some 23 potential archaeological deposits were test-pitted. Of these, only one, named ‘Malea’ by participating members of the Aboriginal community, was found to contain a significant depth of cultural deposit.

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Edwards, K. and A. Murphy
A preliminary report on archaeological investigations at Malea Rockshelter, Pilbara Region, Western Australia
2003
56
44–46
Short Report
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