Archaeology News

Wattle Plants in Martu Country

Published March 24, 2022

Incredibly exciting new study being conducted by PhD candidate Chae Byrne from the university of Western Australia. The project, conducted on Martu country uses archaeobotany to examine the remains of Wattle plants in charcoal recovered from Rockshelters in Karnatukul. 

The study aims to contribute to the importance of the Wattle plant being of multipurpose use including: firewood, food and medicines, throughout the last 50,000 years.

Read more about Chae Byrne’s project here and stay up to date with recent discoveries.

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