Koongine Cave

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

Koongine Cave
location in South Australia
Koongine Cave (Australia)
RegionSouth Australia
Coordinates37°57′39″S 140°32′4.1″E

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. Archived from the original on 12 March 2017. Retrieved 18 October 2014.
  2. Robert G. Bednarik (1989). "Perspectives of Koongine Cave and Scientistic Archeology". University of Queensland. Archived from the original on 3 March 2016. Retrieved 18 October 2014.

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