The Mine Island Aboriginal stone arrangements: spiritual responses to late Holocene change on the central Queensland coast

Barker, Bryce and Lamb, Lara and Campbell, Glenn (2016) The Mine Island Aboriginal stone arrangements: spiritual responses to late Holocene change on the central Queensland coast. Australian Archaeology, 82 (3). pp. 232-247. ISSN 0312-2417

Abstract

The Mine Island stone arrangement complex is a large ceremonial complex on the central Queensland coast. The arrangements are in excess of 2 km of looping and U-shaped aligned stones. A series of middens, directly adjacent to the stone arrangements, was recently excavated, providing potential chronological insights into the construction and ceremonial use of the stone arrangement. We posit that these stone arrangements represent a shared spirituality linking coastal peoples for over 300 km of coastline, the inception of which was possibly linked to a range of broader changes impacting coastal hunter-gatherers on the central Queensland coast after around 500 BP.


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Item Type: Article (Commonwealth Reporting Category C)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: First place winner for the USQ School-Specific 2016 Publication Excellence Awards for Journal Articles - School of Arts and Communication. Published version cannot be displayed due to copyright restrictions.
Faculty / Department / School: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - School of Arts and Communication
Date Deposited: 13 Feb 2017 05:43
Last Modified: 06 Apr 2017 02:28
Uncontrolled Keywords: Aboriginal stone arrangements; Mine Island; Holocene
Fields of Research : 21 History and Archaeology > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2016.1251725
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/30332

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