Australian Museum Journal The Lapstone Creek excavation: two culture periods revealed in eastern New South Wales

Shortform:
McCarthy, 1948, Rec. Aust. Mus. 22(1): 1–34
Author(s):
McCarthy, Frederick D.
Year published:
1948
Title:
The Lapstone Creek excavation: two culture periods revealed in eastern New South Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
22
Issue:
1
Start page:
1
End page:
34
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.22.1948.587
Language:
English
Plates:
plates i–iv
Date published:
30 June 1948
Cover date:
30 June 1948
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ANTHROPOLOGY; ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN; ARCHAEOLOGY
Digitized:
20 May 2009
Reference number:
587
EndNote package:
EndNote file
Title page:
Title page (133kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (6638kb PDF)

Abstract

This paper is an account of the results of the excavation of a rock-shelter situated (Figure 1) on the southern side of a gully a few hundred yards north of the bridge over which the Great Western Road crosses the Western Railway Line. This gully is on the eastern slope of the Blue Mountains, and the rock-shelter, which faces northward, is at its lower end. Lapstone Creek flows down the gully to the river half a mile to the east. From various vantage points above the rock-shelter the aborigines had a wide view of the lowlands towards the river. Before the railway was constructed there was easy access from this gully to the Nepean River and Emu Plains. Nowadays a high railway embankment runs across the gully and shuts off completely the old way of access.

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