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Notes on the habits of the extinct Tasmanian race. No. 3: Disposal of their dead.


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Crowther, William L (1933) Notes on the habits of the extinct Tasmanian race. No. 3: Disposal of their dead. Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania. pp. 22-25. ISSN 0080-4703

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It is not proposed in this paper to attempt any detailed
description of the method by which the Tasmanians disposed
of their dead, but rather to give a brief account of
the discovery of aboriginal remains at Sandford during
April, 1927.
On the 12th of that month Mr. Alfred Morrisby showed
me a cranium that he had found partially exposed in his
orchard some days before. This orchard had been under
cultivation for between 20 and 30 years, and had been
ploughed six months previously.
It is possible that the cranium was turned up at that
time, and the injuries it had sustained were inflicted by the
The presence near-by of a spring of fresh water and
the abundant remains of oyster shells clearly pointed to
the fact that it was on the site of an aboriginal camping ground.
Four days later, in the company of Dr. Inglis Clark, a
detailed examination of the locality of the find was made.
Includes plates iv-v.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Royal Society of Tasmania, RST, Van Diemens Land, natural history, science, ecology, taxonomy, botany, zoology, geology, geography, papers & proceedings, Australia, UTAS Library
Journal or Publication Title: Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
Page Range: pp. 22-25
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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Date Deposited: 12 May 2012 00:51
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:31
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