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Prehistory of Australia

D.J. (Derek John) Mulvaney, Author; Johan Kamminga, Author
Format
Book
Published
St Leonards, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 1999.
Language
English
ISBN
1864489502, 9781864489507
Contents
  • The past uncovered and its ownership
  • The diversity of surviving traces
  • Dating the past
  • Changing landscapes
  • People, language and society
  • Subsistence and reciprocity
  • Seafarers to Sahul
  • Sahul: A Pleistocene continent
  • The initial colonisation
  • The original Australians
  • Pleistocene settlement
  • Conquest of the desert
  • Pleistocene artefacts
  • Holocene stone tool innovations
  • Theories and models: Explaining change
  • People of the coast
  • Regional challenges and responses
  • Island settlement
  • Tasmania
  • Art on rock
  • Rock art of temperate Australia
  • Rock art of tropical Australia
  • Asian and European newcomers.
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    a| Includes bibliographical references and index.
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    a| Australia's human prehistory through more than 40,000 years is the theme of this survey. The authors bring together the discoveries and often controversial interpretations of six decades of archaeological research to reveal that across the continent, human responses produced many cultures.
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    a| Takes both chronological and regional approaches to describe 40,000 years of Australian Aboriginal cultures, languages, and practices. Discusses longstanding archaeological issues, such as the timing of the first colonization and interpretation of prehistoric rock art, in light of recent discoveries.
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