Weipa shell mounds

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Shell mound in Cape York, Awonga
Shell mound in Cape York, Awonga. / Mick Morrison, / CC BY-ND 2.0
Some 600 human built mounds of shellfish Anadara granosa, including ridges which are several hundred meters long and up to 13 meters high, up to 1,200 years old. Origin and purpose of these structures is not completely clear.

Location, GPS coordinates:12.8250 S 141.9300 E
Categories:Cairns and mounds
Values:Archaeology
Rating:2.5 out of 5 stars (2.5 / 5)
Where is located?Australia and Oceania, Australia, Queensland, Far North, Weipa Town, some 20 km south from Weipa

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