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Type: Journal article
Title: Post-Last Glacial Maximum settlement of the West Angelas region in the inland Hamersley Plateau, Western Australia
Author: Slack, M.
Connell, K.
Davis, A.
Gliganic, L.
Law, W.
Meyer, M.
Citation: Australian Archaeology, 2017; 83(3):127-142
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Issue Date: 2017
ISSN: 0312-2417
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Michael Slack, Kate Connell, Annabelle Davis, Luke Andrew Gliganic, W. Boone Law and Michael Meyer
Abstract: An excavation and survey program at West Angelas, in the Pilbara region of Western Australia, shows that the poorly watered interior area of the Hamersley Plateau was first occupied soon after the conclusion of the Last Glacial Maximum, and that significant use of this area probably only occurred during the mid to late Holocene. Although current archaeological research shows that Aboriginal groups have occupied areas of the Hamersley Plateau for more than 40,000 years, the permanent and prolonged use of the more marginal or ecologically suboptimal foraging environments of the interior plateau is a comparatively recent development in the region’s long archaeological record.
Keywords: Rockshelter excavation; Pilbara; post glacial subsistence and settlement
Description: Published online: 19 Dec 2017
Rights: © 2017 Australian Archaeological Association
DOI: 10.1080/03122417.2017.1404548
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