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Mid Holocene maritime economy in the western Torres Strait

Wright, Duncan


Results from a new mid Holocene site in the central-western Torres Strait, north-eastern Australia are presented. AMS determinations from Dabangai on Mabuyag provide evidence for two settlement periods. Phase I (7180-4960 calEP) is associated with recurring/permanent occupation involving marine-based subsistence during the poorly documented period of marine transgression. Phase 2 (230BP-present) is a period of increased site use including an escalation of marine subsistence activities. Results...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania


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