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Toward a Cultural Topography of Cave Use in East Timor: A Preliminary Study

Pannell, Sandra; O'Connor, Susan

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In his seminal work on the archaeology of East Timor, Ian Glover (1986) notes that there appeared to be little archaeological evidence for change in the nature of cave use as a focus for settlement, despite the subsistence changes that occurred with the transition from hunting and gathering to agriculture. Looking to the ethnographic record for hunter-gatherer groups, he found little evidence to support the expectation that caves served as "permanent home bases" and commented that "at a time...[Show more]

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Date published: 2005
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/79768
Source: Asian Perspectives

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