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Australian wetland occupation before and after the Europeans

Brockwell, Celia (Sally)


This chapter discusses wetland occupations during the Pleistocene, early Holocene, mid- to late Holocene, and Contact Period. Several sites, associated with ancient lake systems and minor swamps, are dated to the Pleistocene, and there is some evidence of occupation in the early Holocene. However, most archaeological evidence of wetlands occupation in Australia comes from the mid- to late Holocene period. During this period, post-Pleistocene rising sea levels flooded Australia's coastline and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Book chapter
Book Title: The Oxford Handbook of Wetland Archaeology
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199573493.001.0001


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