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A taphonomic analysis of the vertebrate material from Allen's Cave : implications for Australian arid zone archaeology

Walshe, Keryn A

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This thesis analyses an extensive bone deposit from Allen's Cave, which is situated on the southern Nullarbor, South Australia. Excavation of the site in 1989 yielded evidence for 38,000 years of human occupation, the first 25,000 years of which took place under extremely arid conditions. A taphonomic analysis of the bone debris was undertaken in order to identify patterns of Aboriginal arid zone subsistence and occupation. The bone debris consists of skeletal material from a range of...[Show more]

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Date published: 1994-12
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/109962

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