Early Man Shelter

Language Points

Guugu Yimithirr

People started using this rock shelter at least 17,000 years ago. The geometric engravings that are inside this shelter are this old. Some stone tools such as grinding stones have also been found here, as well as animal bones.

English

People started using this rock shelter at least 17,000 years ago. The geometric engravings that are inside this shelter are this old. Some stone tools such as grinding stones have also been found here, as well as animal bones.

Image from Andree Rosenfeld, David Horton and John Winter, 1981,  Early Man in North Queensland – art and archeology in the Laura Area, Department of Prehistory, Research School of Pacific Studies The Australian National University Canberra.

Available online – https://pacificinstitute.anu.edu.au/sites/default/files/resources-links/TA_06.pdf