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Change or Decay? An interpretation of late Holocene archaeological evidence from the Hamersley Plateau, Western Australia

Marwick, Benjamin


Data collected from the Hamersley Plateau over the last four decades are examined for patterns in the archaeological record. Data relating to the timing of the archaeological appearance of backed artefacts, seed-grinding technology and rock art are currently too few to indicate major cultural changes with certainty. Increases in numbers of radiocarbon dates from archaeological sites on the Hamersley Plateau are evident in the late Holocene. This can be interpreted as a pattern of cultural...[Show more]

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Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania


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