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Clothing and modern human behavior: prehistoric Tasmania as a case study

Gilligan, Ian


A general model is outlined showing how the prehistoric development of clothing for thermal reasons may be relevant to the emergence of modern human behaviour. A distinction is drawn between simple and complex clothing, with the latter leading to repercussions that can ultimately became decoupled from thermal contingencies. Archaeological correlates of complex clothing can be linked to attributes of modern human behaviour, some but not all of which made a transient appearance in late...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania


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