The Clybucca-Stuarts Point midden complex is an extraordinary archaeological landscape that covers the last several thousand years of Aboriginal engagement with the changing coastline of the Australian East Coast. The sites, initially investigated in the 1930s, were excavated during the 1970s by UNE archaeologists, revealing an important record of adaptation to an evolving coastal landscape.  

This presentation will provide an overview of past investigations and discuss a new collaborative approach being developed with the Dunghutti, Thunghutti and Ngambaa people. Excitingly, the ARCS2060 Archaeology Field School will take place in this landscape providing students with a unique field experience assisting with the first re-assessments of the Clybucca and Stuarts Point midden complex this century.   

About the presenter

Michael is an Australian Research Council Future Fellow working in the field of bioarchaeology in Australia and New Guinea. He is based at the University of Queensland. 

About Archaeology Working Papers

The Working Papers in Archaeology seminar series provides a forum for dissemination of archaeological research and ideas amongst UQ archaeology students and staff. All students are invited to attend the series and postgraduate students, from honours upwards, are invited to present their research. The aim is to provide opportunities for students, staff and those from outside UQ, to present and discuss their work in an informal environment. It is hoped that anyone interested in current archaeological directions, both within and outside the School and University, will be able to attend and contribute to the series.