ItemA resource manual for archaeologists request for help(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Haglund, LailaAs more and more archaeologists work away from universities, e.g. doing contract work, often outside their own State or region, the old network of information being spread by word of mouth has become inadequate. A resource manual should be helpful during both planning and analysis stages. ItemA radiocarbon date for the final prehistoric occupation of Glennie Island Cave, Bass Strait(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Jones, Rhys; Allen, JimThe previous issue of Australian Archaeology (no.9), described the discovery of a small cave on Great Glennie Island some 7km west of Wilson's Promontory, Bass Strait, Victoria (Jones and Allen 1979). A shell midden in this granite cave consisted mostly of limpets (Cellana solida) and in order to obtain a date for final occupation of the site, a sample of limpet shell was submitted to the ANU Radiocarbon Research Laboratory, hoping that it would at least indicate a date beyond that of the arrival of European sailors into Bass Strait at the very end of the 18th century and thus prove that the midden was genuinely of Aboriginal origin. This paper discusses the results of sample no. GIC/1968:ANU-2296 1440±100BP (Libby half life of 5568 years) on limpet shell 'Cellana solida'. ItemPleistocene occupation of the arid zone in Southeast Australia: Research prospects for the Cooper Creek-Strzelecki Desert Region(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Hughes, P J; Lampert, Ronald JohnArchaeological evidence for the presence of people in southeastern Australia as early as 40,000 years ago in environments substantially different from the Southeast Asian homeland of the initial colonists of Greater Australia has generated much discussion on when and how this remarkable feat of colonisation took place, and what was the nature and pace of adjustment of the early colonists to this new continent (see for example Bowdler 1976; Jones 1979; White and O'Connell 1979). Tied in with this discussion are questions of whether there was one group of colonists or several (see Thorne 1971, 1977), and to what extent they transformed the landscape through their impact on the fauna, flora and landforming processes. ItemBacked blades in Northern Australia : evidence from Northwest Queensland(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Hiscock, Peter; Hughes, P JOne of the tenets of Australian archaeology is that there are certain artefact types for which archetypes and their distribution patterns have been confidently established. An example of this is the long-held belief that backed blades are only to be found in the southern two-thirds of this continent. Recent research in tropical Australia shows this not to be the case. ItemArchaeology at the University of Queensland: a brief outline(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Hall, JIn July of this year the prehistory/archaeology component of anthropology at the University of Queensland turned three years of age. This report summarises the past and outlines the future development of the program. ItemThe photogrammetric recording of rock art in the Kakadu National Park, Australia(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Rivett, Leo JAn important feature of the recently declared Kakadu National Park is its archaeological resources, in particular the rock art galleries which are among the oldest and most extensive in the world. Situated in the remote Alligator River region some 250km east of Darwin, the Park covers an area of approximately 6500 sq.km and will be progressively increased to almost double this area. In recent years there has been a growing awareness of the cultural, physiographic and biological resources of this region and the declaration of the National Park has resulted in the preparation by the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service of management programs to protect these resources in the climate of increasing activities in mineral exploration and tourism. The imminent exploitation of the large deposits of uranium in this locality has lent a sense of urgency to this task. The protection and scientific investigation of these rock art sites necessitates a systematic identification and recording program which will provide information for immediate conservation and management schemes and also archival records for future scientific study. As there are an estimated 1000 rock art sites in the park area, this presents a daunting task for any systematic recording program. Faced with this task, the Australian National Parks and Wildlife Service requested the Department of Surveying at the University of Melbourne to investigate the potential of photogrammetry in the recording, interpretation and conservation of the rock art sites in the Park. ItemResults of the Jordan River midden excavation(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Gaffney, Lisa; Stockton, JimThe Jordan River Midden is a large shell midden situated on the west bank of the Jordan River approximately 17km NNW of Hobart. It is 37km from the mouth of the Derwent River. The lower Jordan River cuts through Jurassic dolerite on the eastern bank and Tertiary basalt on the western bank. Several quarry sites have been reported within a 6.5km radius of JRM1. ItemTwo remarkably parallel careers(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Mulvaney, D. J.On the 18th of April 1980 two famous Australian pre-historians, F.D. McCarthy and N.B. Tindale, were admitted, honoris causa, to the degree of Doctor of Science at the Australian National University, on the grounds of their distinguished creative achievement as scholars. ItemMunsell colour notation in ceramic description: an experiment(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Frankel, D.Archaeologists are making increased use of standardised colour descriptions for material they excavate and study, generally employing the Munsell colour system (Munsell 1966). Readings of soil colours are common practice on most excavations, where they may have significance (at least within small areas) for differentiating soil types. Elsewhere standard colour descriptions are found most frequently applied to pottery, where it is felt necessary to provide accurate descriptions of fabric, surfaces, or decoration. ItemThe Australian Association of Consulting Archaeologists(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Sullivan, Marjorie E ItemPit structures from Selminum Tem Cave, Western Province, Papua New Guinea(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Gillies, David S.The purpose of this article is to describe two man-made pits which are located within a limestone cave in the Hindenburg Ranges of Papua. A preliminary discussion of their possible functions follows. The structures described were noted during a study of cave sedimentation in montane Papua New Guinea. ItemGeneral Meeting of the Australian Archaeological Association - the minutes in brief(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Hall, J ItemAnnual General Meeting of the Australian Archaeological Association - the minutes in brief(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Hall, J ItemPleistocene Archaeology in the Flinders Range: Research Prospects(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Lampert, Ronald John; Hughes, P JThis research in the Flinders Range is aimed at extending northward the earlier work by Lampert (1977, 1979, forthcoming), that was directed mainly towards the prehistory of Kangaroo Island and adjacent parts of the South Australian mainland. In that region the early stone industry is known as the Kartan. Presumably Pleistocene in origin, it is characterized by a predominance of heavy core tools, while steep-edged scrapers made on flakes constitute a relatively minor element compared with early industries found elsewhere in Australia. Because of this difference, the Kartan is seen by Lampert as a regional variant of the Australian core tool and scraper tradition. Claims by Cooper (1943) for the presence of the Kartan industry at widespread sites in the Flinders Range prompted our investigation of the region. ItemAborigines and Archaeologists. Some thoughts following the prehistory conference held at Kioloa, NSW (2-5 April 1979)(Australian Archaeological Association, 1980-06) Torres, PatThe prehistory conference held at Kioloa uncovered several important points for both archaeologists and Aborigines.