Fern Cave

Language Points

Guugu Yimithirr

People started using this cave about 26,000 years ago and ancient stone objects have been found here. Also, there are rock peckings here that are believed to be very old.There are permanent springs nearby that make this a good place to camp. It was probably a very important place during the last glacial maximum when the country was drier than today.

English

People started using this cave about 26,000 years ago and ancient stone objects have been found here. Also, there are rock peckings here that are believed to be very old.There are permanent springs nearby that make this a good place to camp. It was probably a very important place during the last glacial maximum when the country was drier than today.

Image from: Bruno David and Alan Watchman, 1991, Fern Cave, Rock Art and Social Formations: Rock Art Regionalisation and Demographic Models in Southeastern Cape York Peninsula, Archaeology in Oceania Vol. 26, No. 2 (Jul., 1991), pp. 41-57. Published By: Wiley