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dc.contributor.authorSim, Robin
dc.contributor.authorWallis, Lynley Anne
dc.date.accessioned2010-07-27T07:10:49Z
dc.date.available2010-07-27T07:10:49Z
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.citationSim, R. & Wallis, L.A., 2008. Northern Australian offshore island use during the Holocene: the archaeology of Vanderlin Island, Sir Edward Pellew Group, Gulf of Carpentaria. Australian Archaeology, 67, 95-106.en
dc.identifier.issn0312-2417
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/14668
dc.identifier.urihttp://search.informit.com.au/fullText;dn=200900074;res=APAFT
dc.description.abstractThis paper presents an overview of archaeological investigations in the Sir Edward Pellew Islands in the southwest Gulf of Carpentaria, northern Australia, It is argued that Vanderlin Island, like the majority of Australia's offshore islands, attests to a lacuna in human habitation for several thousand years after the marine transgression and consequent insulation c.6700 years ago. With the imminent threat of inundation, people appear to have retreated to higher land, abandoning the peripheral exposed shelf areas; subsequent (re)colonisation of these relict shelf areas in their form as islands took place steadily from c.4200 Bp, with increased intensity of occupation after 1300 BP. Possible links between the timing of island occupation, watercraft technology and the role of climate change are investigated, with more recent changes in the archaeological record of Vanderlin Island also examined in light of cultural contact with Macassans.en
dc.titleNorthern Australian offshore island use during the Holocene: the archaeology of Vanderlin Island, Sir Edward Pellew Group, Gulf of Carpentariaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.rmid2006009658
dc.subject.forgroup2101 Archaeologyen
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