PALAEO ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE TAMAR VALLEY

PALAEO ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE TAMAR VALLEY December 2020 Human history in the Tamar Valley could extend back some 40,000 years considering that at least one site in the upper Forth River 200km west has such a basal date, but the Tamar lacks sites, caves, that could...

Ochre

“OCHRE” Barry H. Brimfield Because of respect and to minimise vandalism the exact location of sites is only approximate. What is Ochre? Ochres are earthy, pulverulent (reduced or crumbled to powder or dust) forms of Haematite and Limonite or friable (easily...

Tamar Middens

Tamar Middens By Nigel Burch In early 1801 Philip King, now Governor, decided to establish a government coal mining operation at Newcastle. Although the expedition was nominally under the command of another officer, it included William Paterson, newly appointed as...

Ochre Exploitation Around the Tamar

Ochre Exploitation Around the Tamar By Nigel Burch Until very recently it was thought that Tulampanga, near Mole Creek, was the only source of high-grade ochre available to Indigenous peoples. Europeans in the 1820s discovered some of the best-quality ochre in...

Tamar Valley’s Palaeo Aboriginal History

Tamar Valley’s Palaeo Aboriginal History This work, which comprises the three separate study papers, was put together being all connected to the Tamar Valley’s Palaeo-Aboriginal history.   As the reader progresses they will see that included are remarks on areas just...

Tasmania’s Aboriginal Palaeo Art

Tasmania’s Aboriginal Palaeo Art Barry H. Brimfield 2013 This work is a collection of papers each pertinent to the art produced over thousands of years by the Palaeo-Tasmanian Aboriginal people. Their art had roots extending back to their original homeland...