Mainland magic: interpreting influences across Cape York-Torres Strait
Greer, Shelley, Henry, Rosita, and McIntyre-Tamwoy, Susan (2005) Mainland magic: interpreting influences across Cape York-Torres Strait. In: The Archaeology of Trade & Exchange: program and abstracts of the 2005 Australian Archaeological Association and Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology Conference, p. 82. From: The 2005 Australian Archaeological Association and Australasian Institute for Maritime Archaeology Conference, 27-30 November, 2005, Fremantle, WA, Australia.
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In this paper, the authors will explore current interpretations of Torres Strait archaeology. These interpretations suggest that while mainland Australians occupied the 'ancestral Cape York Peninsula' until around 6000 years ago, they were colonized by people from the north around 3500-3000 years ago. We suggest that such interpretations are problematic for a number of reasons, including their reliance on the ethnographic interpretations of Haddon (1901-35) and Lawrence (1994, 1998) and the current lack of comparative archaeological evidence from northern Cape York.
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|Date Deposited:||31 Oct 2011 01:55|
|FoR Codes:||21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 100%|
|SEO Codes:||97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 100%|
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