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Anything more than a picnic? Re-considering arguments for ceremonial Macrozamia use in mid-Holocene Australia

Asmussen, Brit

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Influential arguments have been advanced in Australian archaeology concerning the origins and development of social and economic change in the mid-late Holocene (Lourandos 1997). One example used to support this claim is the perceived existence of ceremonial feasting events held in the semi-arid and rugged sandstone gorge systems of central Queensland, attended by large groups of people for extended periods, and underwritten by large quantities of kernels from the cycad Macrozamia moorei...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32294
Source: Archaeology in Oceania
DOI: 10.1002/j.1834-4453.2009.tb00035.x

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