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Ritualised marine midden formation in western Zenadh Kes (Torres Strait)

McNiven, Ian J; Wright, Duncan

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Marine subsistence specialisation is a central theme in the archaeology of Oceania. Shell middens provide the main material evidence for marine specialisation through food remains (e.g. bones and shells) and technology (e.g. fishhooks). For the most part, middens are considered domestic refuse deposits and the byproduct of people living their daily lives. In contrast, sites such as houses and ritual structures are considered part of the built domain and architecture of settlements. Over...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)
Date published: 2008
Type: Book chapter
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/38086
Source: Islands of inquiry: colonisation, seafaring and the archaeology of maritime landscapes (Terra Australis 29)
Access Rights: Open Access via publisher website

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