Lorblanchet, Michel. 2018. The Spirit Figure Group at Gum Tree Valley. Chapter 3
Lorblanchet, Michel, 2018. The Spirit Figure Group at Gum Tree Valley. In Archaeology and Petroglyphs of Dampier (Western Australia), an Archaeological Investigation of Skew Valley and Gum Tree Valley, ed. Graeme K. Ward and Ken Mulvaney, chapter 3, pp. 191–282. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, Online 27: 1–690.
[Excerpt] The Spirit Figure Group (or ‘Spirit Group’, GTVS) is located at the entry to Gum Tree Valley, more precisely at the entry to the gorge, alongside and following the stream to the Eagle Group (GTVE), which is 250 m to the east (Fig. 3.1). The site consists of a large broken steep slope, about 15 m high, oriented to the north, where the gabbro boulders are covered in petroglyphs (Fig. 3.2). This slope towers over the creek side of Gum Tree Valley. Here the creek bed is dry for about ten months of the year, while the hollows and basins of the gorge, 150 m to the east, usually retain water for most of the year. … The GTVS Group is located at the confluence of Gum Tree Valley with two other shorter valleys of small seasonal creeks, one oriented north-south (aligned with the Damper Salt road), and the other, almost east-west (Fig. 3.3). …
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