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A terminal Pleistocene open site on the Hawkesbury River,: Pitt Town, New South Wales

Williams, Alan; Mitchell, Peter; Wright, Richard V S; Toms, Phillip S.


Salvage excavations of 25 m 2 on a levee adjacent to the Hawkesbury River near Pitt Town, New South Wales, identified a 1.5 m deep sand body containing three discrete artefact assemblages, collectively designated as site PT12. Six optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) ages provide a chronology for the sand body, which began forming >50 ka. Peak artefact numbers for the two lowest assemblages were centred on ca 15 ka and ca 11 ka, and had Capertian (pre-Bondaian) characteristics. These...[Show more]

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Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology


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