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The curious case of Proteaceae: macrobotanical investigations at Mount Behn rockshelter, Bunuba country, Western Australia

Whitau, Rose; Dilkes-Hall, India Ella; Vannieuwenhuyse, Dorcas; O'Connor, Sue; Balme, Jane

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Macrobotanical analyses, which offer important information about human-environment interactions of the past, are underdeveloped in Australia due to limited reference materials, poor preservation of organic remains and inadequate field sampling strategies. Wood, seeds, fibres and resin provide invaluable information on diet, technology and human-environment interaction. When excavated from stratified archaeological deposits, macrobotanical remains enable analysis at a scale that is...[Show more]

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Date published: 2018-04-12
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/241047
Source: Australian Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2018.1454656

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