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Resisting the cold in ice age Tasmania: thermal environment and settlement strategies

Gilligan, Ian


Humans had reached Tasmania by 35 000 years bp and were in residence at the peak of the last ice age. Curiously, the settlements in the coldest period are concentrated in the highest and most southerly places, and the colder the weather became, the more sites were occupied. The author deduces that early people specially sought out the rock shelters of the highlands to combat wind chill.

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Antiquity


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