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A continental narrative: human settlement patterns and Australian climate change over the last 35,000 years
Drawing on the recent synthesis of Australian palaeoclimate by the OZ-INTIMATE group (Reeves et al., 2013a), we consider the effects of climate systems on past human settlement patterns and inferred
Excavation at Lene Hara Cave establishes occupation in East Timor at least 30,000–35,000 years ago
Reinvestigations of the cave of Lene Hara in East Timor have yielded new dating evidence showing occupation from before 30,000 BP. These will further fuel the debates on early colonization of the
Early human occupation of a maritime desert, Barrow Island, North-West Australia
Abstract Archaeological deposits from Boodie Cave on Barrow Island, northwest Australia, reveal some of the oldest evidence for Aboriginal occupation of Australia, as well as illustrating the early
A New Process-based Model for Wreck Site Formation
Abstract In order for a model of wreck disintegration to have some predictive ability, it is advantageous that such a model should be process-orientated, scale independent (i.e., be applicable to the
The morphology, function and antiquity of Australian grinding implements
This paper critiques a number of core assumptions about the age, form and function of grinding implements from Australia. Distinctions which have been drawn between so-called amorphous versus formal
Rock Art In Arid Landscapes: Pilbara And Western Desert Petroglyphs
Abstract This paper develops a testable model for understanding rock art within archaeological phases of the arid northwest Pilbara and Western Desert bioregions. It also presents the first
Are Tulas and Enso Linked In Australia?
Abstract The distinctive tool called ‘tula’ is an endemic adaptation, which was adopted by Aboriginal people across central and western Australia, encompassing some two-thirds of the continent. The
The Social Dynamics of Aggregation and Dispersal in the Western Desert
Meg Conkey ’ s (1980) study of decorated antler/bone objects at Altamira formulated explicit test implications for aggregation and dispersal in hunter - gatherer settlement systems. The concept of
Islands in the interior: a model for the colonization of Australia's arid zone
A colonization model is proposed to explain the timing of human occupation in different regions of the arid zone and the reasons for inferred demographic changes through time. A biogeographic