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Plants and archaeology in Australia

Brockwell, Sally; Stevenson, Janelle; Clarke, Anne


The Aboriginal people of Australia remained hunter-gatherers until the contact period. Therefore all evidence of plant use is pre-agricultural although there are examples of eco-system manipulation. Evidence of plant use in Australia is ancient, going back over 40,000 years. Analysis of plant remains and a variety of methodologies have been used to address a range of key questions in relation to settlement of the continent from the Pleistocene until the Holocene. Results have been intrinsic to...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2016
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: Wild harvest: Plants in the hominin and pre-agrarian human worlds
Access Rights: Open Access after embargo


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