Anthropos Australis is pleased to update you on our Project entitled ‘The Excavation of Ngurin #1 – Sharing Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Heritage’. This joint Project between Anthropos Australis (WA) Pty Ltd, the Ngarluma Aboriginal Corporation and the Yindjibarndi Aboriginal Corporation involved the excavation of an actively eroding artefact scatter with identified subsurface cultural material. The excavation of the site is now complete and laboratory analysis is underway. We would like to thank all of the participants who helped in the excavation.
The preliminary results from the excavation have been very positive and we have submitted numerous samples for dating, which we will be presenting in our upcoming conference paper at the Australian Archaeological Association Conference at Coffs Harbour. The paper entitled ‘The Excavation of Ngurin #1: An Open-Air Artefact Scatter in the Western Pilbara, WA’ will be in the session ‘Micro Analysis to Regional and Global Narratives’ on Monday, the 2nd of December.
Anthropos Australis is also pleased to be presenting two other papers at the Australian Archaeological Association Conference. The first paper entitled the ‘The Winyama Project: Complexities of a Large Scale Study for Traditional Owners’ will be in the session ‘Regional Archaeology’ on Monday the 2nd of December. The second paper entitled ‘Commercial Complexities at Shell Middens: The Excavation of Seven Shell Midden Sites at Cape Lambert, Western Pilbara’ will be presented in the ‘General Session’ on Wednesday the 4th of December.
The Excavation of Ngurin #1 – Sharing Ngarluma and Yindjibarndi Heritage is supported through funding from the Australian Government's Your Community Heritage Program, the Ngarluma Tharndu Karrunga Maya Limited as Trustee for the Ngarluma Charitable Trust and the Australian Archaeological Association.