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'Neolithic' Societies c. 4000-2000 Years Ago: Austronesian Farmers?

LLoyd-Smith, Lindsay; Barker, Graeme William; Barton, Huw; Cameron, Judith; Cole, Franca; Daly, Patrick; Doherty, Chris; Hunt, Chris; Krigbaum, John; Lewis, Helen; Manser, Jessica; Paz, Victor; Piper, Philip; Rabett, R J; Rushworth, Garry; Szabo, Katherine


Despite the evidence of the Gan Kira pollen core for sustained human activity in the forest around the Niah Caves from c. 6000 BP (Fig. 6.7), the caves themselves do not appear to have been used at that time. The earliest evidence for the resumption of activity is a radiocarbon date obtained from loose charcoal collected during the excavation of an extended burial (B50) in the West Mouth of the Great Cave, of 3285�168 bp or 3078-3963 cal. BP (AA-27957) (Krigbaum 2001). Targeted radiocarbon...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Rainforest foraging and farming in Island Southeast Asia


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