Wooden artefacts from Gariwerd rockshelters, western Victoria

01st June 2009

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Two bark slabs recorded from a rock art shelter in Gariwerd (GrampiansNational Park), western Victoria, correspond to implements described in the ethnographic record for use in the curing of possum skins. Two other rock art shelters contained wooden pieces cut with steel blades. These artefacts support the excavated evidence that the use of some shelters in Gariwerd continued into the contact period, and also suggests that some shelters were used for non-ceremonial activities.

Image caption: Wooden artefacts at Cultivation Creek 29 (published in Australian Archaeology 68:27).
ben Gunn
Wooden artefacts from Gariwerd rockshelters, western Victoria
June 2009
68
23-30
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