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Vegetation and fire responses to late Holocene human occupation in island and mainland north west Tasmania

Hope, Geoffrey

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Short sections of organic lagoon sediments have been obtained from two coastal localities, one at Sundown Point on the northwest coast of Tasmania and the other from Stockyard Swamp, 3 km inland on Hunter Island about 60 km to the north. Both sites are infilled swales of transgressive dune fields and provide records of vegetation and fire over the past 4000 yr. Sundown Point has sustained moderate levels of burning until around 2000 BP when a general increase occurs until the time of European...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/93964
Source: Quaternary International
DOI: 10.1016/S1040-6182(98)00071-8

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