Big Foot Art Site, Cania Gorge: Site report

Westcott, Catherine, Lilley, Ian, Ulm, Sean, Clarkson, Chris and Brian, Deborah (1999) Big Foot Art Site, Cania Gorge: Site report. Queensland Archaeological Research, 11 43-58.

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Author Westcott, Catherine
Lilley, Ian
Ulm, Sean
Clarkson, Chris
Brian, Deborah
Title Big Foot Art Site, Cania Gorge: Site report
Journal name Queensland Archaeological Research
ISSN 0814-3021
Publication date 1999-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 11
Start page 43
End page 58
Total pages 16
Editor Ian Lilley
Sean Ulm
Michael Williams
Place of publication St Lucia, QLD, Australia
Publisher Anthropology Museum, The University of Queensland
Collection year 1999
Language eng
Subject 430201 Archaeology of Hunter-Gatherer Societies (incl. Pleistocene Archaeology)
430207 Archaeological Science
430200 Archaeology and Prehistory
750805 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage
Formatted abstract
This site report presents a description of archaeological investigations undertaken at Big Foot Art Site, a large rockshelter and art site located at Cania Gorge, eastern Central Queensland. Field and laboratory methods are outlined and results presented. Excavation revealed evidence for occupation spanning from before 7,700 cal BP to at least 300 cal BP, with a significant peak in stone artefact discard between c.4,200-3,200 cal BP. Results are compared to analyses undertaken in the adjacent Central Queensland Highlands.
Keyword Archaeology
Southeast Queensland
Cania Gorge
Big Foot Art Site
Radiocarbon dates
Stone artefacts
Rock art
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Special issue: "The Gooreng Gooreng Cultural Heritage Project: Preliminary Results of Archaeological Research, 1993-1997".

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