Colless Creek

Language Points

Guugu Yimithirr

People started using this cave around 18,000 ago and many stone artefacts have been found here, as well as the bones of hunted animals. The remains of freshwater mussels, turtles and fish indicate that water was present in the gorges around this location back then.

English

People started using this cave around 18,000 ago and many stone artefacts have been found here, as well as the bones of hunted animals. The remains of freshwater mussels, turtles and fish indicate that water was present in the gorges around this location back then.

Image (p.124) from: Peter Hiscock, 1984, A preliminary report on the stone artefacts from Colless Creek Cave, northwest Queensland, Queensland Archeological Research Vol.1.