Hunter-gatherer cultural dynamics: Long- and short-term trends in Australian prehistory

  title={Hunter-gatherer cultural dynamics: Long- and short-term trends in Australian prehistory},
  author={Harry Lourandos},
  journal={Journal of Archaeological Research},
  • H. Lourandos
  • Published 1993
  • Geography
  • Journal of Archaeological Research
Recent evidence indicates that a wide range of environmental sectors of Greater Australia had been peopled between ca. 30,000 and ca. 40,000 B.P. Differences in regional Pleistocene patterns of settlement, subsistence, and demography are becoming increasingly evident—such as those between central arid Australia and sub-Antarctic Tasmania. It now remains to model and explain the extremely long-term Pleistocene cultural sequences (spanning tens of thousands of years), in contrast to the more… Expand
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