Lorblanchet, Michel. 2018. The Woman Group at Gum Tree Valley. Chapter 6
Lorblanchet, Michel, 2018. The Woman 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 6, pp. 489–555. Technical Reports of the Australian Museum, Online 27: 1–690.
[Excerpt] [Of the Dampier Petroglyphs] the Woman Group at Gum Tree Valley (GTVW), is located on the rocky plateau that towers above Gum Tree Valley to the south. From here, the valley is not visible, but the vista extends to a grassy flat, about 100 m to the east, 300 m long and 150 m wide, which opens out amid a dark mass of gabbro blocks. Scatters of shells (Anadara) and tools have been noted on this open habitable area (Figs 6.1 and 6.2). … The site itself is formed of a scatter of enormous gabbro blocks, whose dimensions are generally greater than the blocks in the valley. Blocks several metres long are abundant; they are separated by deep crevices where some shells and the stone tools of the shell-gatherers who built the coastal middens have been preserved. … Two upright stones, formed by natural pillars driven into a crevice and supported by small blocks stacked around their bases, exist in the north and the south of the Group. The area sampled includes an assemblage of petroglyphs concentrated within a rectangular area about 50 × 30 m. …
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