Barrow Island was a pristine environment prior to the discovery of oil and nuclear weapons. Just to the north of North West Cape in Western Australia and adjacent to the Monte Bello Islands during the 1950’s nuclear tests, the island is now the site of a burgeoning natural gas (LNG) supply refinery in addition to the much older oil fields.
A new exploration field trip will explore the island for signs of indigenous habitation that goes back to when Barrow Island was part of the mainland:
A NEW archaeological survey will investigate human occupation sites at Barrow Island, from the time it was joined to the mainland between seven and eight thousand years ago. […]