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Cheetup excavation

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Brief description

In 1979 and the early 1980s as part of post-graduate research Museum archaeologist Moya Smith, with members of the Esperance Aboriginal community, undertook archaeological excavations at Cheetup rockshelter in southern Western Australia. Excavations yielded botanical and faunal remains as well as stone tools and was dated from 13,000 BP to 1800s AD.

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Cheetup rockshelter yielded remains of the treatment of Macrozamia for consumption dating to c. 13,000 years. This is a rare macroscopic example of late Pleistocene use and preparation of plant foods.

Data time period: to 1800s

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Spatial Coverage And Location

text: Western Australia

text: Esperance

text: Cheetup

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  • Local : WAM 7