This is a collection of articles from Issue Number 9, November 1979.

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  • Editorial 

    Lampert, Ronald John (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
  • The discovery and preliminary thermoluminescence dating of two Aboriginal cave shelters in the Selwyn Ranges, Queensland 

    Mortlock, A J; Price, D; Cardiner, G (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
    Two apparently undisturbed cave shelters near Selwyn in the Selwyn Ranges in Queensland were discovered by one of us (G.G.) during 1977. The first of these, referred to as Site 1 is located at Lat. 21°23'; Long. 140°32'. ...
  • A note on the discovery of stone tools and a stratified prehistoric site on King Island, Bass Strait 

    Jones, Rhys (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
    The main archaeological site (Locality 2), located some 400m to the south of the tourist area, is backed by a wind-eroded arena approximately 80m long and 30m wide, cut into a series of sand units which display three main ...
  • Journal Notifications 

    Unknown author (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
  • A note on the diet of the Tasmanian Aborigines 

    Cane, Scott; Stockton, Jim; Vallance, Amanda (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
    The Tasmanian Aboriginal diet was drawn from marine and non-marine environments, in which food resources varied according to habitat. Alpine and rain forest environments provided a limited supply of plant food, whereas the ...
  • Thermoluminescence dating of objects and materials from the South Pacific region 

    Mortlock, A J (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
    A general account is given of the results of the thermoluminescence dating of objects and materials from sites in Oceania. These include potsherds from Mailu Island off the southcoast of Papua New Guinea, volcanic ash ...
  • Settlement patterns on offshore islands in Northeastern Queensland 

    Campbell, John B. (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
    For the purposes of this study the offshore islands in northeastern Queensland are taken as those lying between Bowen and Cairns. As a matter of convenience these islands are divided into 'major' and 'minor' islands, the ...
  • Mutilated hands or signal stencils? A consideration of irregular hand stencils from Central Queensland 

    Walsh, G.L. (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
    Stencil art, although widespread throughout the rock art regions of Australia, has been largely overlooked by rock art researchers who have tended to specialise in engraving and freehand painting. Nonetheless, most students ...
  • Sheerlegs as an archaeological aid 

    Cane, Scott; Cane, Elizabeth (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
    The name sheerlegs is given to a tripod used as a mechanical aid that has its apex tied together with a sheerlashing. As such, sheerlegs may have many uses, for example to suspend a block and tackle or to support various ...
  • A stratified archaeological site on great Glennie Island, Bass Strait 

    Jones, Rhys; Allen, Jim (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
    The minimum distance to Wilson's Promontory is 7km, but this is to the 40m perpendicular cliffs of Oberon Point. The only feasible landing or embarking places on the west coast of the Promontory opposite the island group ...
  • The V.O.C ship ZEEWIJK lost in 1727. A preliminary report on the 1977 survey of the site 

    Unknown author (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
    An account of the loss of the V.O.C. (Verrenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie) ship ‘Zeewijk’ (1727) and a report on the first season of investigation of the site has already been published (Ingelman-Sundberg 1976, Ingelman-Sundberg ...
  • Remote sensing for shipwreck location. Or, all your problems solved. 

    Cave, Jenny J B; Stockton, Jim (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
    A routine site inspection of a proposed shipwreck salvage excavation revealed a technique with important ramifications for survey archaeology. Its potential may prove disastrous to the present job market for field archaeologists.
  • Burial cylinders. The essence of a dilemma in public archaeology 

    Robins, R.P.; Walsh, G.L. (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)
    The proper management of Aboriginal archaeological burials raises basic problems for public archaeological agencies in Australia. We examine the implications of some of these problems using bark cylinder burials from the ...
  • Table of Contents 

    Unknown author (Australian Archaeological Association, 1979-11)