Australian Museum Journal The archaeology of the Capertree Valley, New South Wales

Shortform:
McCarthy, 1964, Rec. Aust. Mus. 26(6): 197–246
Author(s):
McCarthy, Frederick D.
Year published:
1964
Title:
The archaeology of the Capertree Valley, New South Wales
Serial title:
Records of the Australian Museum
Volume:
26
Issue:
6
Start page:
197
End page:
246
DOI:
10.3853/j.0067-1975.26.1964.674
Language:
English
Plates:
plates 11–24
Date published:
05 June 1964
Cover date:
05 June 1964
ISSN:
0067-1975
CODEN:
RAUMAJ
Publisher:
The Australian Museum
Place published:
Sydney, Australia
Subjects:
ARCHAEOLOGY; ABORIGINES: AUSTRALIAN
Digitized:
23 February 2007
Available online:
05 March 2009
Reference number:
674
EndNote package:
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Title page:
Title page (49kb PDF)
Complete work:
Complete work (2129kb PDF)

Abstract

In 1951 Mr. J. Norcross reported to the Australian Museum several rock shelters containing stencils that he had inspected in the Capertee Valley, near Glen Davis. His attention was drawn to them by local residents, particularly W. Ferguson (store-keeper), to whom they had been known for some 50 years. At my request, Mr. Norcross dug a test hole in the floor of two sites, 1 and 3 in this paper, which produced Bondi points and waste flakes. In 1954 Mr. J. Bland, of Sunny Corner, further examined the sites at my request, and test holes dug by him yielded Bondaian culture implements and patinated yellow flakes not known elsewhere. Excavations of the sites were undertaken in 1958.

The following were members of the excavating parties during university vacations for periods of from 7 to 10 days:- December, 1958: Professor N. W. G. Macintosh, Department of Anatomy, University of Sydney; Mr. D. Currie, of Imperial Chemical Industries, Sydney; Mr. J. Bland, farmer, Sunny Corner; Mr. V. Rose, Fruit Inspector, Bathurst; Mr. P. Gresser, retired, Bathurst; and Mr. W. Coombes, medical student, University of Sydney.