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Radiocarbon dates for earth mounds on the Adelaide River, Northern Australia

Brockwell, Celia (Sally)


This paper reports new dates for mid to late Holocene occupation of the lower Adelaide River in northern Australia. Earth mounds located on the margins of the floodplains provide a series of radiocarbon determinations that suggest continuous settlement from at least 4000 years BP until recently. During that time the floodplains have undergone a dramatic environmental evolution from extensive mangrove swamps in the mid Holocene, through a variable mosaic of estuarine and freshwater conditions...[Show more]

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Date published: 2006
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania


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