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50,000 years of archaeological site stratigraphy and micromorphology in Boodie Cave, Barrow Island, Western Australia

Ward, Ingrid; Veth, Peter; Prossor, Lauren; Denham, Timothy; Ditchfield, K; Manne, Tiina; Kendrick, P; Byrne, Chae; Hook, F; Troitzsch, Ulrike


This study explores the application of soil micromorphological and automated scanning electron microscopy mineralogical analysis to characterise lithological boundaries and site formation history from an archaeological cave site on Barrow Island, northwestern Australia. The high-resolution characterisation is used to document the changing depositional context within Boodie Cave from the earliest period of occupation around 50 ky BP through to when transgressing seas isolated the island around 7...[Show more]

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Date published: 2017-10
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports
DOI: 10.1016/j.jasrep.2017.08.012


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