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Wood charcoal analysis in tropical rainforest: a pilot study identifying firewood used at toxic nut processing sites in northeast Queensland, Australia

King, Fleur; Dotte, Emilie

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Anthracology, the systematic recovery and analysis of wood charcoal from archaeological sites, provides insights into past subsistence practices, socio-ecological interactions and palaeoenvironments. A pilot study focusing on the identification of firewood taxa from the late Holocene deposit at Goddard Creek has revealed the fuel choices and collection patterns of Rainforest Aboriginal people in the settlement of upland notophyll rainforest on the Evelyn tableland in northeast Queensland,...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/164999
Source: Vegetation History and Archaeobotany
DOI: 10.1007/s00334-018-0688-5

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