Koongine Cave

Koongine Cave
location in South Australia
Koongine Cave (Australia)
Location [[]]
Region South Australia
Coordinates 37°57′39″S 140°32′4.1″E / 37.96083°S 140.534472°E / -37.96083; 140.534472Coordinates: 37°57′39″S 140°32′4.1″E / 37.96083°S 140.534472°E / -37.96083; 140.534472

Koongine Cave is located on the Limestone Coast of South Australia.

The cave is situated in a limestone ridge approximately 4 km (2.5 mi) from the coastline. It was occupied approximately 10,000 years ago for a period of approximately 1,500 years leaving up to 2 m (7 ft) of sediments behind, rich in artefacts and ecofacts.[1]

Finger markings made by Indigenous Australians can be found on the walls of the cave.[2]


  1. David Frankel (1989). "Koongine Cave excavations 1986-7: Investigating spatial patterning". Australian Archeology. Australian Archaeological Association. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  2. Robert G. Bednarik (1989). "Perspectives of Koongine Cave and Scientistic Archeology". University of Queensland. Retrieved 18 October 2014.

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