Western Torres Strait Cultural History Project

    Project: Research

    Project Description

    This project provides the first archaeological study on long-term human presense n Torres Strait. Objectives are to research 1), the antiquity of earliest occupation, and 2) the subsequent emergence of ethnographically documented cultural practices through excavation of key village, rock village, rockhelter and ceremonial sites in Western Torres Strait. Current evidence suggests the complex maritime lifeways of Islanders developed
    StatusFinished
    Effective start/end date1/01/0330/06/08

    Funding

    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD152,500.00
    • Australian Research Council (ARC): AUD477,275.00
    • Monash University