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Holocene coastal occupation of Western Arnhem Land

Hiscock, Peter


Holocene human occupation of the catchment area for the Van Diemen Gulf is the subject of this paper. Hunter-gatherer use of the lands surrounding the Van Diemen Gulf extends back to the Pleistocene, and although archaeological research has focussed on the Alligator Rivers region in the southeast, recent investigations have revealed something of the human history throughout the entire area. It is now clear that the creation of the Van Diemen Gulf by sea level rise initiated widespread and...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Book chapter


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