The archaeology of Bindjarran rockshelter in Manilikarr Country, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory

31st May 2015

A male human figure with spears penetrating his body at Bindjarran (published in Australian Archaeology 80:106).

A male human figure with spears penetrating his body at Bindjarran (published in Australian Archaeology 80:106).

Denis Shine, Melissa Marshall, Duncan Wright, Tim Denham, Peter Hiscock, Geraldine Jacobsen and Sean-Paul Stephens

Archaeological excavations at Bindjarran rockshelter in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, have revealed evidence of human settlement on the East Alligator River floodplain from the terminal Pleistocene through to the twentieth century. This excavation report summarises the archaeological, ethnographic and rock art research from the site, focusing on dated distributions of stone artefacts. The findings from Bindjarran conform to archaeological findings from previously investigated sites in the region and contribute to a greater understanding of Aboriginal society in this region during the Big Swamp phase, Freshwater phase and in the last 600 years.

Shine, D., M. Marshall, D. Wright, T. Denham, P. Hiscock, G. Jacobsen and S-P. Stephens
The archaeology of Bindjarran rockshelter in Manilikarr Country, Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory
June 2015
80
104-111
Short Report
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