Landscapes in western Torres Strait history

Rowe, Cassandra (2006) Landscapes in western Torres Strait history. In: David, Bruno, Barker, Bryce, and McNiven, Ian, (eds.) The Social Archaeology of Indigenous Societies. Aboriginal Studies Press, Canberra, ACT, pp. 270-287.

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This chapter seeks evidence of palaeoenvironmental change to inform on the role of people in environmental dynamics. The focus is on Badu, one of the mid-point islands of Torres Strait, located halfway between New Guinea and mainland Australia. The Holocene material record - the vegetation record and burning history - is examined, as evidence of degrees of human interaction and manipulation of the environment, to better understand people-land relations, including horticultural and hunter-gatherer relations.

Item ID: 37183
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 0-85575-499-0
Keywords: Torres Strait, island landscape, Holocene, pollen, charcoal
Date Deposited: 13 Sep 2017 00:11
FoR Codes: 06 BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES > 0602 Ecology > 060206 Palaeoecology @ 40%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210104 Archaeology of Australia (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) @ 40%
04 EARTH SCIENCES > 0406 Physical Geography and Environmental Geoscience > 040606 Quaternary Environments @ 20%
SEO Codes: 96 ENVIRONMENT > 9608 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity > 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales @ 50%
97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology @ 50%
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