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The archaeology of isolation? : prehistoric occupation in the Furneaux Group of Islands, Bass Strait, Tasmania

Sim, Robin

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Early European explorers were puzzled by the absence of Aboriginal populations on the larger more remote larger islands of the Bass Strait as at least King and Flinders Islands appeared capable of supporting human populations. Subsequent discoveries of stone artefacts on several of the Bassian islands were variously ascribed to human occupation during the landbridge phase or historic times, when Aboriginal Tasmanians had been taken to the islands by sealers and by G.A. Robinson for...[Show more]

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Date published: 1998-10
Type: Thesis (PhD)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/110266

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