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Sediment mixing at Nonda Rock: investigations of stratigraphic integrity at an early archaeological site in northern Australia and implications for the human colonisation of the continent

David, Bruno; Roberts, Richard; Magee, John; Mialanes, Jerome; Turney, Christian; Bird, Michael I; White, Chris; Fifield, L Keith; Tibby, John


Archaeological excavations in sediments dating to between 60 000 and 40 000 years ago are rare in Australia. Yet this is precisely the period in which most archaeologists consider that Aboriginal people arrived on the continent. In the few cases where such early sites have been investigated, questions have invariably been raised as to the reliability of stratigraphic associations between cultural items and the surrounding sediments. This paper describes a method for examining sediment mixing in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Quaternary Science
DOI: 10.1002/jqs.1136


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