The Great Mackeral Rockshelter excavation: Women in the archaeological record

22nd May 2014

Jo McDonald

Introduction*

View of the Great Mackeral Rockshelter (published in Australian Archaeology 35:33).

View of the Great Mackeral Rockshelter (published in Australian Archaeology 35:33).

The excavation and analysis of a shelter site in Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park (Fig. 1) has yielded evidence for change throughout the recent prehistoric past, as well as confirming some aspects of Aboriginal occupation immediately predating European contact. Both the art assemblage and the archaeological deposit indicate two phases of occupation at the site. During the latter phase the presence of women at the site is indicated. The shelter (NPWS # 45-6-1614) was excavated as part of a PhD. field programme and has been reported more fully elsewhere (McDonald 1989).

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

McDonald, J.
The Great Mackeral Rockshelter excavation: Women in the archaeological record
1992
35
32–50
Article
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