Koongine Cave

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Koongine Cave
Koongine Cave
Koongine Cave
location in South Australia
Koongine Cave
Koongine Cave
Koongine Cave (Australia)
Location [[]]
Region South Australia
Coordinates 37°57′39″S 140°32′4.1″E / 37.96083°S 140.534472°E / -37.96083; 140.534472Coordinates: 37°57′39″S 140°32′4.1″E / 37.96083°S 140.534472°E / -37.96083; 140.534472

Koongine Cave is located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia.

The cave is situated in a limestone ridge approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) from the coastline. It was occupied approximately 10,000 years ago for a period of approximately 1,500 years leaving up to 2 m (7 ft) of sediments behind, rich in artefacts and ecofacts.[1]

Finger markings made by Indigenous Australians can be found on the walls of the cave.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ David Frankel (1989). "Koongine Cave excavations 1986-7: Investigating spatial patterning". Australian Archeology. Australian Archaeological Association. Retrieved 18 October 2014. 
  2. ^ Robert G. Bednarik (1989). "Perspectives of Koongine Cave and Scientistic Archeology". University of Queensland. Retrieved 18 October 2014.