Wet underfoot? Earth mound sites and the recent prehistory of southwestern Victoria
Artificially constructed earth mounds are found in a number of areas in Austalia and are associated with wetlands and localities which have a high rainfall and poorly drained soils. Sites range in size from 3m to 100m in diameter and 0.2 to 3 m in height. Previous work suggested that mounds first appeared during the mid to late Holocene. Some authors (e.g. Lourandos 1983: 85-87) see the introduction of mounds as linked to an increase in production in prehistoric economies, or...[Show more]
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