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Badu 15 and Papuan-Austronesian settlement of Torres Strait

David, Bruno; McNiven, Ian J; Mitchell, R; Orr, M; Brady, L; Crouch, J; Haberle, Simon


Archaeological excavations on the island of Badu have for the first time revealed evidence of people in Torres Strait before 2500 years BP. We interpret this evidence as representing three phases of island use and occupation. Phase 1 (8000-6000 years BP), when the high islands of Torres Strait were part of terminal Greater Australia, saw permanent occupation of the region. During Phase 2 (6000-C.3500/3000 years BP), the Western Islands of Torres Strait were occasionally visited from Cape York....[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2004
Type: Journal article
Source: Archaeology in Oceania


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