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Further discoveries of Aboriginal rock carvings in Tasmania

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Reid, Owen 1962 , 'Further discoveries of Aboriginal rock carvings in Tasmania' , Papers and Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania, vol. 96 , pp. 87-90 .

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Abstract

The Remarkable Cave Area, south of Port Arthur on Tasman's Peninsula, now a tourist atJtraction, was once frequently visited by the aborigines. The locality is of interest geologically as the molten rock in the form of dolerite was forced into horizon­tal layers between the sedimentary rocks of Triassic Sandstone. This horizontal action formed a sill. At the same time some molten rock found its way into ve11tical cracks creating a dyke. The molten rock baked the sedimentary rock coming in contact with it causing it to be metamorphosed. It was this baked rock that the aborigines used for the manufac,ture of many of their artefacts.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Reid, Owen
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
ISSN: 0080-4703
Collections: Royal Society Collection > Papers & Proceedings of the Royal Society of Tasmania
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