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Title: AMS dates and phytolith data from mud wasp and bird nests at Carpenter's Gap, Northern Australia
Authors: Wallis, Lynley Anne
Keywords: Archaeology
Australia
Phytolith data
Rockshelter deposits
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: Australian Archaeological Association Inc.
Citation: Wallis, L.A., 2002. AMS dates and phytolith data from mud wasp and bird nests at Carpenter's Gap, Northern Australia. Australian Archaeology, 55, 35-39.
Abstract: This paper reports a small suite of AMS radiocarbon dates and phytolith data derived from mud nests collected at the Carpenter's Gap 1 rockshelter in the southwest Kimberley, a site which has a 40,000 year old human occupation sequence. Examination of mud nests was undertaken to supplement the palaeoecological database of the site and help develop a better understanding of issues of phytolith movement, taphonomy and site deposit formation processes in relation to the accumulation of phytoliths in archaeological rockshelter deposits; however, logistical constraints and the novelty of the approach meant this research was designed to be exploratory in nature, rather than exhaustive.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2328/26275
ISSN: 0312-2417
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