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Geomorphic framework for understanding the surface archaeological record in and environments

Fanning, Patricia C; Holdaway, Simon; Rhodes, Edward


We present data from Australian study areas that support episodic nonequilibrium as a suitable model for developing a theoretical and methodological framework for interpreting the surface archaeological record. According to this model, long periods of little or no geomorphic activity are punctuated by catastrophic events that erode or deposit sediments, and hence remove or cover up surface stone artefact deposits discarded by Indigenous people in the past. We demonstrate the impact of a single...[Show more]

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Date published: 2007
Type: Journal article
Source: Geodinamica Acta
DOI: 10.3166/ga.20.275-286


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