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Pleistocene rockshelters J23 and J24, Mesa J, Pilbara, Western Australia

Hughes, Philip; Quartermaine, Gary; Harris, Jacqueline

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Two spatially close rockshelters at Mesa J in the Pilbara had relatively deep deposits and large numbers of stone artifacts distributed from top to bottom. The basal archaeological materials have been directly dated as (in the case of J24) or are inferred to be (in the case of J23) late Pleistocene in age. In J24 artefacts continued downwards throughout basal Spit 10, indicating that occupation of the rockshelter began before 27,657 cal BP, possibly thousands of years before. The distribution...[Show more]

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Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/58006
Source: Australian Archaeology

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