Four rare wooden boomerangs have been found in a dry part of the Cooper Creek River in remote South Australia.
New research looked at Cooper Creek’s rare collection of non-returnable boomerangs.
The authors of the new research concluded that, in addition to their potential use as projectiles, boomerangs indicated a “diversity” of activities in which they were applied, including combat, hunting, digging, according to Flinders University. Fire management and function included. Professor. , amy roberts, Cited by 9news.
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Four wooden boomerangs found in Cooper Creek river bed in remote South Australia
“This range of activities goes far beyond the stereotype of the returning boomerang known to most Australians.” Confirmation Study co-author Dr. Daryl Wesley of Flinders University.
Radiocarbon dating revealed that the artifacts date back to between 1650 and 1830, that is, two centuries before European incursions into the region.
Four boomerangs were discovered, one of which had a wingspan of one meter, when site workers were collecting waste left by visitors in a dry bed between December 2017 and January 2018.