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Home Is Where the Hearth Is: Anthracological and Microstratigraphic Analyses of Pleistocene and Holocene Combustion Features, Riwi Cave (Kimberley, Western Australia)

Whitau, Rose; Vannieuwenhuyse, Dorcas; Dotte, Emilie; Balme, Jane; O'Connor, Susan


The manipulation of fire is a technological act. The identification of the archaeological signatures of the controlled use of fire has important implications not only for the estimations of the origins and functions of the first fireplaces but also for our understanding of prehistoric technological development and resource use. At Riwi (Kimberley region, Western Australia), excavations over two field seasons have revealed a discontinuous occupation sequence over the past 45 ka, showing...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-09
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Method and Theory
DOI: 10.1007/s10816-017-9354-y
Access Rights: Open Access


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