A Dingo Burial From the Arnhem Land Plateau

@article{Gunn2010ADB,
  title={A Dingo Burial From the Arnhem Land Plateau},
  author={R. Gunn and R. Whear and L. Douglas},
  journal={Australian Archaeology},
  year={2010},
  volume={71},
  pages={11 - 16}
}
  • R. Gunn, R. Whear, L. Douglas
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • Australian Archaeology
  • Abstract The skeleton of a mature dingo was found wrapped in paperbark and cached on a ledge in a rockshelter on the Arnhem Land plateau. Such burials have not previously been recorded from the region and are considered uncommon by contemporary Jawoyn elders. Radiocarbon dating of a vertebra from the skeleton provided a conventional radiocarbon age of 77±35 BP. This finding is discussed in relation to other recorded aspects of the dingo’s relationship with humans in the ethnography and also its… CONTINUE READING
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