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Fromm's Landing Excavation Assemblage

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Fromm's Landing assemblage was excavated by renowned archaeologist Derek John Mulvaney from 1956-1960. This site is on the Murray River, Lower Murray Valley, South Australia and Mulvaney carried out a very deep excavation in this rockshelter. The assemblage includes stone tools, animal bones, shellfish and other organics. Some human remains were also extracted from this site, and these are housed with the Human Biology collection, awaiting repatriation. Of much interest at the time was the find of a complete dingo skeleton. This specimen was dated to 3,300 years old, making it the oldest dingo specimen thus found in Australia.

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Basis of honours research thesis by Amy Roberts, Flinders University, South Australia.

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Spatial Coverage And Location

text: South Australia

text: Fromm's Landing

text: Lower Murray Valley

text: Murray River

Identifiers
  • Local : SAMA 32