Community Resources

This page contains links to community resources that have been developed to not only teach people about archaeology and cultural heritage management related to our project, but to also serve as resources to assist with literacy development.

  • An Introduction to Archaeology and Cultural Heritage Management
    • This booklet introduces readers to key terms and concepts that underpin archaeology (the study of the past through objects) and cultural heritage management (the identification and management of places of importance to communities).
  • An Introduction to Culturally Modified Trees
    • This booklet explains the different types of “scarred” trees likely to be encountered in southeast Cape York Peninsula. It explains what types of activities the different scars represent, and how to tell the difference between a culturally and a naturally modified tree.
  • Culturally Modified Trees: Activity Booklet
    • This booklet is a supplement to the “An Introduction to Culturally Modified Trees” booklet. It provides the reader with a series of activities to work through to help develop your knowledge and understanding of scarred tress.
  • An Introduction to Heritage Places
    • This booklet provides an overview of the different types of heritage places that might be found in southeast Cape York Peninsula.
  • An Introduction to Mapping and GPS
    • This booklet introduces readers to key concepts that underpin understandings of topographic maps and GPS.
  • An Introduction to Photography, Sketch Plans and Pacing Units
    • With a few simple skills you can easily make useful recordings of heritage places. This booklet teaches you some basic skills in photography, how to draw a site plan and what your ‘pacing unit’ is, allowing you to record any heritage site you might encounter.
  • An Introduction to Rock Art
    • Rock art is one type of heritage place which is commonly found in south east Cape York Peninsula. This booklet introduces readers to the different types of rock art found in the region, explains how archaeologists can date rock art, and explores some of the key factors influencing rock art preservation.
  • An Introduction to Coastal Archaeology
    • Coastlines are often favoured places that Aboriginal people lived along. This booklet introduces readers to the types of archaeological sites that are commonly found in coastal environments.
  • Shells and Other Artefacts in Coastal Archaeological Sites
    • This booklet provides an introduction to the different types of shellfish remains and other objects that are commonly found on archaeological sites on the coast in eastern Cape York Peninsula.