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Settling in Sahul: Investigating environmental and human history interactions through micromorphological analyses in tropical semi-arid north-west Australia

Vannieuwenhuyse, Dorcas; O'Connor, Sue; Balme, Jane


The Pleistocene continent of Sahul was first settled by people who arrived by watercraft from Island South East Asia about 50,000 years ago. Some of the oldest archaeological sites in Sahul are located in the southern Kimberley, in northwest Australia. This area lies within the southern zone of influence of the tropical monsoon and thus has always been highly sensitive to changes in monsoon dynamics over time. How these climatic changes have affected the colonisation and occupation of Australia...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2016.01.017
Access Rights: Open Access


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