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The local environmental impact of prehistoric populations on Saibai Island, Northern Torres Strait - enigmatic evidence from Holocene swamp lithostratigraphic records

Barham, Anthony


The mid- to late-Holocene palaeoenvironmental history of a low island adjacent to the southern Papuan coast is reconstructed from sedimentary and pollen analysis of swamp stratigraphies, supported by conventional and AMS radiocarbon dating, in an effort to constrain dates for prehistoric horticultural activity. Extensive prehistoric relict mound-and-ditch horticultural field systems located on low, flat clayland areas adjacent to the swamps appear to have been constructed after 2500 yr BP, but...[Show more]

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Date published: 1999
Type: Journal article
Source: Quaternary International
DOI: 10.1016/S1040-6182(98)00073-1


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