Monday, September 23, 2019

Archaeological wonders

Wonders created by man in prehistoric and ancient times.

Madjedbebe rock shelter

Shelter contains finds of the oldest known humans in Australia, 65,000 years old. Site contains world's oldest ground-edge axes and is adorned with some...

Wary Bay rock art

Impressive indigenous rock art with first contact art and Wandjina figures. Location, GPS coordinates: 14.4737 S 125.1474 E Categories: Petroglyphs and rock art, Prehistoric cave and rock paintings Values: Archaeology Rating: Where...

Mulka’s Cave

Cave - grotto under giant granite monolith. Contains 452 drawings - Aboriginal art from around 4500 BC and more recently. Most of the images...

Devil’s Lair

Cave - grotto with a 6.6 m thick layer of sediments. Archaeological research in the cave has provided valuable knowledge about the past of...

Depuch Island rock art

Rocks and boulders on this small island are covered with rock art by Ngaluma people to whom it is important site of legends. Location, GPS...

Tunnel Creek

Approximately 750 m long cave - tunnel with a stream running through it. Very old cave system, approximately 20 million years old. Amazing speleothems,...

Abracurrie Cave

Possibly the largest single cave chamber in the southern hemisphere, with a volume of some 150 thousand cubic meters. Contains Aboriginal stencils - deepest...

Walga Rock

One of largest monoliths in Australia, approximately 1.8 km long. Contains Walga Rock Art. Location, GPS coordinates: 27.3998 S 117.4691 E Categories: Rock formations, Monoliths, Petroglyphs and rock...

Weipa shell mounds

Some 600 human built mounds of shellfish Anadara granosa, including ridges which are several hundred meters long and up to 13 meters high, up...

Tully River dendroglyphs in Upper Charapa

Seven carved trees with diverse designs. Dendroglyphs are characteristic monuments of Aboriginal culture, characteristic in the New South Wales and also neighboring regions. Location, GPS...