Finger Point Archaeological Project: A brief report

23rd May 2014

Brian Egloff, Robert Paton and Marina Walkington

Introduction*

Location of sites within the proposed Finger Point sewerage works project area (published in Australian Archaeology 33:29).

Location of sites within the proposed Finger Point sewerage works project area (published in Australian Archaeology 33:29).

Preliminary investigations of the Finger Point area on the southeastern coast of South Australia, immediately west of Port MacDonnell, confirmed the presence of a number of sites with midden deposits of Subninella sp. and other reef gastropods, and artefacts made from locally derived flint (Fig. 1). As part of the mitigation phase for a development project five coastal middens, comprising four open sites and a small rockshelter, were excavated while four open sites were subject to systematic surface collection. One open midden site located outside the study area, in the vicinity of Port MacDonnell, was also excavated.  A detailed report of the investigations has been prepared (Egloff et al. 1989). This article relates the salient findings of the study.

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

Egloff, B.J., R. Paton and M. Walkington
Finger Point Archaeological Project: A brief report
December 1991
33
28–37
Article
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