The Gooreng Gooreng Cultural Heritage Project: Some proposed directions and preliminary results of the archaeological program

23rd January 2014

The study area, showing places mentioned in the text (published in Australian Archaeology 41:11).

The study area, showing places mentioned in the text (published in Australian Archaeology 41:11).

Ian Lilley and Sean Ulm

Introduction*

This paper outlines the making hypotheses guiding exploratory archaeological investigations on the coast between Bundaberg and Gladstone in south-central Queensland (Fig. l), and reports some early results and their possible implications. The research was undertaken in collaboration with the Gurang Land Council and forms part of a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary Aboriginal cultural heritage study which flows from earlier investigations by Williams (1981). Preliminary linguistic research has already been published (Jolly 1994), while an ethno- and oral-historical study has recently commenced. The archaeological surveys reported here are part of a multi-stage project focusing on the abovementioned coastal region and on the sandstone caves and rockshelters of Cania Gorge near Monto, 150 km to the west. The surveys were designed to test several propositions about the archaeological record in the coastal zone and establish a solid basis for continuing archaeological research and cultural heritage management in the area.

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

Lilley, I. and S. Ulm
The Gooreng Gooreng Cultural Heritage Project: Some proposed directions and preliminary results of the archaeological program
December 1995
41
11–15
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