Title: Archaeological Investigation of Sealing Sites at Heard Island
A report and images taken as part of ASAC (AAS) project 380 - Archaeological Investigation of Sealing Sites at Heard Island.
Taken from the report:
From November 1986 to January 1987 the authors participated in the ANARE expedition to Heard Island. Our objectives were:
1) To undertake a survey of historic archaeological sites of Heard Island and to compile an inventory of sites.
2) At the request of the Antarctic Division to salvage certain sealing-era artefacts identified in the 1985/86 ANARE report
as being at risk.
3) At the request of the Antarctic Division, to record the site of the historic ANARE station at Atlas Cove, to assess the
significance of surviving site features and make recommendations for the conservation of significant elements.
4) To provide a report to the Australian Heritage Commission documenting the location, description and assessment of the various
sealing and other historic places located during the 1986-87 expedition.
Sealing sites on Heard Island can be categorised into five types based on structural and functional differences. These five
a) stone platforms
b) hut footings or ruins
c) occupied caves
All types of sites are found on the various beaches around the island, except that stone platforms appear to be confined to
the southern beaches, and only one grave is known.
Maintenance_and_Update_Frequency: As needed
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD SCIENCE PARAMETERS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: GCMD PLATFORM
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ANCILLARY KEYWORDS
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: ISO TOPIC CATEGORY
Theme_Keyword_Thesaurus: DATA SET LANGUAGE
Theme_Keyword: EARTH SCIENCE > HUMAN DIMENSIONS > INFRASTRUCTURE > CULTURAL FEATURES
Place_Keyword: OCEAN > SOUTHERN OCEAN > HEARD AND MCDONALD ISLANDS
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