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Giving it a burl: towards the integration of genetics, isotope chemistry, and osteoarchaeology in Cape York, Tropical North Queensland, Australia

Collard, Mark; Wasef, S.; Adams, Shaun; Wright, Kirsty; Mitchell, R.; Wright, Joanne L.; Wrobel, Gabriel; Nagle, Nano; Miller, Adrian; Wood, Rachel; Pietsch, Timothy


In this paper we outline a worked example of the combined use of genetic data and archaeological evidence. The project focuses on Queensland's Cape York Peninsula and has two goals. One is to shed new light on the population history of the region. The other is to develop a methodology to facilitate repatriation of the remains of Aboriginal Australians. After providing some background to the project and outlining its main activities, we summarize our key findings to date. Subsequently, we...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-11-29
Type: Journal article
Source: World Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/00438243.2019.1686418


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