A mill preserve in a Weld Range provides justification of a oldest tellurian function in a Mid-West segment of Western Australia, a investigate plan partnered between The University of Western Australia and Wajarri Traditional Owners has discovered.
Funded by a Commonwealth Government and in partnership with Wajarri birthright association Ethical Engagement Consultancy, a investigate plan ‘Weld Range Web of Knowledge’ found new justification to advise that ancestors of Wajarri Native Title claimants have been benefaction in a Mid-West segment for some-more than 30,000 years.
Samples for radiocarbon dating were collected by Wajarri Traditional Owners and archaeologists from UWA during an mine during a Weld Range Aboriginal site 50 kilometres northwest of Cue municipality in May final year.
The Weld Range is home to a unusual and inhabitant birthright listed site of Wilgie Mia Aboriginal Ochre Mine and a area’s abounding and different archaeological record has a high informative stress to Wajarri Traditional Owners and beside groups who say informative links to a area.
Wajarri Elder Colin Hamlett pronounced it was sparkling to endorse that Wajarri had been vital in a Mid-West for 30,000 years from colourless compared with mill artefacts during a Yalibirri Mindi mill shelter.
UWA Archaeologist and Project Coordinator Viviene Brown pronounced adult until now a Mid-West segment had been an enigma.
“The story of Aboriginal function to a north in a Pilbara, south during places like Devil’s Lair and to a easterly in a Western Desert has been good determined for many years though a handful of excavated sites in a Mid-West are all comparatively young,” she said.
“This new date from Yalibirri Mindi mill preserve pushes informal function by 20,000 years and is enormously critical for a archaeological community.”
Source: University of Western Australia