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A new geoarchaeology of Aboriginal artefact deposits in western NSW, Australia: establishing spatial and temporal geomorphic controls on the surface archaeological record

Fanning, Patricia C; Holdaway, Simon; Rhodes, Edward


Surface deposits of stone artefacts are the most common feature of the Australian Aboriginal archaeological record, but they remain difficult for archaeologists to interpret. Among the many reasons is a lack of understanding of geomorphic processes that have exposed the artefacts at the surface. We describe research on the geomorphic environments in arid Australia from which we have developed a new geoarchaeological framework for describing and analysing surface artefact deposits. Optically...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Geomorphology
DOI: 10.1016/j.geomorph.2007.04.027


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