Australia's archaeological heritage

McIntyre-Tamwoy, Susan (2014) Australia's archaeological heritage. In: Smith, Claire, (ed.) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer, New York, NY, USA, pp. 641-650.

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[Extract] Archaeology in Australia covers a time from around 60,000 years ago to the present day. Many of Australia's World Heritage properties consist of large protected area landscapes, and archaeological sites from all historic and prehistoric periods are likely to be contained within them. However, for the most part, the archaeological values within these landscapes have played a minor role in the presentation of the country's suite of World Heritage Areas. Exceptions to this are the Willandra, Kakadu, and Tasmanian Wilderness WHAs, which are mixed natural and cultural sites where archaeological evidence was fundamental to establishing Outstanding Universal Value (OUV). Archaeological excavation programs have also contributed to our understanding of many of the individual sites in the Australian Convict Sites WHA.

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ISBN: 978-1-4419-0465-2
Date Deposited: 22 May 2015 05:38
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210101 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Archaeology @ 50%
21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210104 Archaeology of Australia (excl Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander) @ 50%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950307 Conserving the Historic Environment @ 50%
95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9503 Heritage > 950302 Conserving Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Heritage @ 50%
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