Exploring Ritual Activity Across a Torres Strait ‘Men’s Meeting Place’ through Oral Histories and Lithic Residues

23rd November 2014

Wright, DuncanThis poster presents oral histories and residue analyses for lithics excavated across the Wagedoegam Kod site (‘mens meeting place’) on Mabuyag, western Torres Strait. Results suggest discrete areas of artefact use including modification of bone, plant-processing and ‘symbolic’ activities that required treatment of artefacts involving red and yellow ochre. This case study is put within a broader context of late Holocene ceremonial activities observed across western Torres Strait.

Citation for this poster:

Wright D. and B. Stephenson 2014 Exploring Ritual Activity Across a Torres Strait ‘Men’s Meeting Place’ through Oral Histories and Lithic Residues. Poster Presented at the AAA/ASHA Annual Conference, 1-3 December, Cairns.
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