Complex hunter-gatherers: a view from Australia

@article{Williams1987ComplexHA,
  title={Complex hunter-gatherers: a view from Australia},
  author={Elizabeth Williams},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={1987},
  volume={61},
  pages={310 - 321}
}
  • E. Williams
  • Published 1 July 1987
  • Political Science
  • Antiquity
One of the livelier issues in world prehistory on which there is a distinctive view from Australia and Sahul is the variety of pathways to intensification and a social complexity, not necessarily following expectations that derive from precedents in the Zagros or the Mayan forests. This may be more than a function of different ecologies or potential domesticates, for this paper, developing evidence from Victoria already known from Harry Lourandos's work, Sees the crucial impulses as more social… 
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