The Riches of Ancient Australia: An Indispensible Guide for Exploring Ancient Australia, Josephine Flood
1990, University of Queensland Press, paper
373 pages, 112 photos, 42 figures, 66 maps, 7" x 9-3/4"
A fine introductory survey of prehistoric Aboriginal sites, both cultural and natural, of the Australian continent.
The author is a well known Australian archaeologist and author of popular books on natural and cultural history.
The sites most frequently described are, naturally, rock art.
Other sites include rock shelters (excavated), middens, axe grinding grooves, stone axe and ochre quarries, stone alignments, canoe trees, bora rings, etc.
After reading this book, you'll feel like you've visited every region in Australia, and seen at least one example of every cultural feature and rock art style that there is to see.
Useful reading for those planning to visit the land down under.
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