Kurturawniaiwak (Badu) and the archaeology of villages in Torres Strait.

David, B. and Weisler, M. I. (2006) Kurturawniaiwak (Badu) and the archaeology of villages in Torres Strait.. Australian Archaeology, 63 21-34.

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Author David, B.
Weisler, M. I.
Title Kurturawniaiwak (Badu) and the archaeology of villages in Torres Strait.
Journal name Australian Archaeology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0312-2417
Publication date 2006-12
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 63
Start page 21
End page 34
Total pages 14
Editor S. Ulm
Place of publication St. Lucia, QLD
Publisher Australian Archaeological Association
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
430200 Archaeology and Prehistory
370300 Anthropology
750902 Understanding the pasts of other societies
Abstract Despite more than 30 years of archaeological research, not a single detailed site report has ever been published for a village site in Torres Strait. This paper presents the results of small-scale excavations at the 700 year old village of Kurturniaiwak on Badu island in mid-western Torres Strait. It represents the first in an ongoing series of systematic excavations of village sites in this part of Torres Strait. Initial results support conclusions of major socio-cultural change for the region as recently proposed by McNiven, and indicate that a major reconfiguration of settlement-subsistence-ritual systems probably took place in western Torres Strait sometime between 600 and 800 years ago.
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