Investigating early settlement on Lord Howe Island

  title={Investigating early settlement on Lord Howe Island},
  author={Atholl Anderson},
  journal={Australian Archaeology},
  pages={102 - 98}
Abstract A survey of unconsolidated sediments overlying Pleistocene calcarenites and Tertiary basalts on Lord Howe Island was undertaken in 1996 in order to test the hypothesis that human settlement had not occurred before the European era, beginning in AD 1788. The results, largely from augering in lowland areas suitable for settlement, showed almost no sign of human occupation, and two radiocarbon dates on charcoal from sand-dune deposits are both modern. As the original argument stands, the… 
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