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The palaeo-environmental history of Big Willum Swamp, Weipa: An environmental context for the archaeological record

Stevenson, Janelle; Brockwell, Celia (Sally); Rowe, Cassandra; Proske, Ulrike; Shiner, Justin


The environmental history of Big Willum (Waandriipayn) Swamp and the surrounding landscape is reconstructed for the last 8000 years through the analysis of pollen, charcoal and mineral magnetics. The data provide a Holocene record of vegetation and fire in an area where few records exist. Swamp initiation at Big Willum began prior to 8000 cal. BP, with swamp-like conditions maintained until 2200 cal. BP, after which it became a permanent deep water body, reaching its present day extent between...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Archaeology
DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2015.11682041


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