Jiyer Cave

Language Points

Guugu Yimithirr

People started using this cave around 5,000 years ago. The animal remains found indicate that people would eat eggs, small mammals and fish that they hunted from the local area, as well as a type of nut they would roast on the fire. There are also rock paintings at the back of the cave.

English

People started using this cave around 5,000 years ago. The animal remains found indicate that people would eat eggs, small mammals and fish that they hunted from the local area, as well as a type of nut they would roast on the fire. There are also rock paintings at the back of the cave.

Image from: Bruno David, Simon G. Haberle, 2012, Peopled Landscapes: Archaeological and Biogeographic Approaches to Landscapes, ANU Press, Terra Australis, p.111