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Author Ulm, Sean.

Title Coastal themes : an archaeology of the Southern Curtis Coast, Queensland / Sean Ulm
Published Canberra, Australia : ANU E Press, [2006]
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Description 1 online resource (xxvii, 314 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Terra australis ; 24
Terra Australis ; 24
Contents Introduction: investigating the archaeology of the southern Curtis Coast -- The study region: the southern Curtis Coast -- Methods of investigation -- Marine and estuarine reservoir effects in central Queensland: determination of DR values -- Bivalve conjoin analyses: assessing site integrity -- Seven Mile Creek Mound -- Mort Creek Site Complex -- Pancake Creek Site Complex -- Ironbark Site Complex -- Eurimbula Creek 1 -- Eurimbula Creek 2 -- Eurimbula Site 1 -- Tom's Creek Site Complex -- Synthesis of results: towards an archaeology of the southern Curtis Coast -- Wider implications and conclusions
Summary "Coastal archaeology in Australia differs in many respects from that of other areas, with the potential to examine relatively fine-scale variation. Nevertheless, there has been a general tendency in Australian archaeology to play down the variability and to subsume the evidence into broader homogenising models of Aboriginal cultural change. This case study clearly and self-consciously addresses the need to focus on local and regional patterns before moving on to more general levels of explanation. Coastal Themes builds a detailed chronology of Aboriginal occupation for the southern Curtis Coast in Queensland. Innovative analyses refine radiocarbon dates and explore discard behaviours and post-depositional processes affecting the integrity of coastal archaeological sites. The resulting insights highlight major changes in Aboriginal use of this region over the last 5,000 years and disjunctions between the course of occupation in this and adjacent regions."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-277)
Notes Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002. MiAaHDL
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Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Queensland, South East -- Antiquities.
Coastal archaeology -- Australia -- Queensland, South East.
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Australia -- Queensland, South East.
Queensland, South East -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1920942963 (electronic bk.)
9781920942960 (electronic bk.)