Stratigraphic profile of excavation square. Photo by Glenn van der Kolk.

Stratigraphic profile of excavation square. Photo by Glenn van der Kolk.

Following an ancestral pathway

ANU archaeologists have uncovered the earliest unambiguous evidence of ritual activity in the Torres Strait. Evana Ho reports.

The discoveries on Widul Island include the remains of a 1200-year-old campsite and a 750-year-old ceremonial meeting place, made up of mounds of bone and shell.