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Cave stratigraphies and cave breccias: Implications for sediment accumulation and removal models and interpreting the record of human occupation

O'Connor, Sue; Barham, Anthony; Aplin, Ken; Maloney, Tim


Many of the key debates in archaeology hinge on the chronology and interpretation of data gathered from cave and rockshelter stratigraphies, especially those in karstic limestone environments which are selectively targeted by archaeologists because of their superior preservation characteristics. It has long been recognized that such sites often contain a variety of cemented deposits including cave breccias and that some breccias contain anthropogenic inclusions such as stone artefacts,...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2017
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Archaeological Science
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2016.05.002
Access Rights: Open Access


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